12 miles
Distance
1,590 ft
Climb
-1,593 ft
Descent
1,416 ft
High Point

Starting in front of the ski chalet, jump into The Pines enjoy a quick curvy cruise. You'll cross ski trails multiple times throughout the ride so just cross and continue as if they weren't there. Eventually you'll come to a three-way intersection so continue straight onto Icky Thump until you come to W4 intersection at Ski Trail "Y". Here you can choose to go straight onto Up Nort to ride it counter clockwise or hang a left on Ski Trail "Y" for about 100 yards to catch the other end of Up Nort and ride it clockwise...fun in both directions. When you're finished there head on into Outbound for a smooth cruise up to the Advanced Loop Connector.

Follow the connector to Flower Trail for some old school roots and rocks and a boardwalk section to finish it off. Next up is Super G, mostly an old logging road turned semi-singletrack except for the last section that gets tight and twisting as you gradually climb to Stinger where you'll get your first taste of real rocks. Be sure to watch for a couple of short cuts out to doubletrack midway down Stinger. If you end up on what looks like a gravel road turn around and continue back to the singletrack.

After that rock hammering, you'll cross another ski trail to the entrance of Ho Chi Minh where you'll be greeted by even more rocks. This trail has been around for quite a while so there are multiple line choices. You'll gradually climb and hit a few more rock gardens here and there and are eventually treated to a nice downhill flow section with bermed corners. Don't get too lazy though because the flow is followed by a log drop and a hard left into more rocks and a more twisting, slower, rocky section of trail. The last push of Ho Chi Minh is a short punchy, rocky climb up to Bear Bones which is another old logging road turned semi-singletrack. Partway down Bear Bones jump on to K-Bypass for another rocky rugged ride down and back up the hillside. The last section of the advanced loop is White Knuckle that is a short fun descent into a bunch of white painted rocks. There's more than one line choice here so choose wisely.

You're now back to the Advanced Loop Connector so double back to take the southern section of Outbound. There are lots of machine built berms and flow here as the trail descends and rises multiple times. Each descent is filled with berms and rollers and each climb is a short reload for the next downhill section. After the very last flow section there is a short cutoff return trail if you'd like to do the last berm/flow segment more than once.

Continuing on down Outbound you'll dive in and out of older sections of trail mixed with newer machine built trail and eventually spill out onto Ski Trail "A" - Main Street. Continue straight across onto Chainsmoker which will twist and wind around on well aged rake & ride trail. You'll gradually climb to an intersection with Icky Thump / Chain Smoker Connector just after you pass by a big 'ole boulder.

Stay to the right to continue on Chainsmoker where you'll enjoy a newer machine built twisting descent. Another quick ski trail crossing and your now onto Root Canal for a gradual climb that includes one short punchy rock garden climb. Cross a ski trail and your now onto the section of Root Canal that gives it it's name. This portion has lots of roots, twists and turns and you'll eventually end up where the ski trail crosses Red Bud Road. Sneak around the gates for the east loops.

The ski trail bisects the singletrack loop, on the north side is Yin and south side is Yang. Both are well aged rake and ride trail that have a nice flow to them. Yin has a couple of rock gardens while Yang is twisty and rooty. This loop is fun in either direction. At the east end of Yin / Yang is the Stone Soup loop. This is short but rocky technical ride is fun in either direction. After finishing the east loops cross back to the west side of the road and take the East Loop Connector to Jim's Trail for a fast ripper back to the trailhead.

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Trails in Route

The Pines2,411 ft
East Loop Connector292 ft
Yin4,078 ft
Stone Soup3,005 ft
Yang1 miles
Root Canal4,154 ft
Chain Smoker2,631 ft
Outbound South4,902 ft
Outbound North2,592 ft
Icky Thump2,936 ft
Up Nort1 miles
Jim's Trail1,709 ft

Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
More Stats for The Whole 9 Yards mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,194 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,213 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,211 ft
  • Grade
    -0.004%
  • Grade max
    -49.852%
  • Grade min
    36.304%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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Good weather, great people and good post ride food/drink.

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