26 miles
Distance
5,898 ft
Climb
-5,878 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This is the classic loop in the Ochocos. Most prefer to begin at the old ranger station parking area at the bottom of Lookout Mountain Trail and start with an easy 7 mile road ride to the lower Round Mountain trailhead. Alternatively you may shuttle to the Round TH. While the complete loop is only 20-27 miles (depending on variation) there is upwards of 5,500 feet of climbing on very steep and difficult terrain. Most people will make it a full day ride, completing it in 5-7 hours. There is a bail out option where Round Mountain Trail meets Lookout and crosses the paved highway, but you miss the crown jewel of the ride - Lookout Mountain DH.

Technically speaking it could be ridden in the reverse direction but it is not recommended.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Round-Lookout Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,999 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,999 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,019 ft
  • Grade
    0.015%
  • Grade max
    -57.29%
  • Grade min
    54.867%
  • Distance climb
    14 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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