12.4 miles
1,640 ft
-1,641 ft
2,288 ft
High Point

This is a fun loop that accommodates advanced beginners and above. Ride time is 2-3 hrs depending on stops.

Plan the ride so that you get to the first vista (Pigpile vista) on Pigpile Trail when the moon is strong providing you with a great look over Big Valley

You start flying down Barrville Rd, then climb Flat Rd. At the other end of Flat Rd, take Sass-XX to the grass clearing and then bear left back up in the direction to Flat Rd, turning right on Flat Rd to Indian Trail (upper), at left turn around the gate. This is a gentle climb up to Shitaka Trail, bearing left on Shitaka Trail and keeping left on Shitatka Trail up to Kettle Rd.

Do the work to climb up and over Kettle Rd dropping down to Sassafras (upper). Go left on Sassafras for ~ 1mile then make the right onto Pigpile Trail for the trip back to the start

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  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for NMBA Full Moon Ride - 02 Coopers Gap mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,288 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,716 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,715 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5.3 miles
  • Distance down
    5.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.3 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Indian Trail (upper)
Oct 31, 2016 @ 9:20am
Oct 31, 2016
Pigpile Trail
Sep 28, 2016 @ 9:29am
Sep 28, 2016
Sassafras Trail-(upper)
Sep 28, 2016 @ 9:29am
Sep 28, 2016
Flat Rd Trail
Aug 21, 2016 @ 7:44am
Aug 21, 2016
Several trees down
Kettle Rd
Aug 8, 2016 @ 6:13am
Aug 8, 2016
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