7 miles
Distance
1,653 ft
Climb
-1,648 ft
Descent
386 ft
High Point

Great express loop around the Wiss, for those that can't get in the full 11-mile ride. Perfect for before work dawn-patrol or post-work evening rides (takes about/less than an hour). Some of the best singletrack flow, rowdy descents (and yeah, climbs I guess) the Wiss has to offer on a condensed schedule.

Starts/ends at the Bells Mill Rd. lot, could also be ran from the Valley Green Rd. lot as that is the crossover point.

From the Bells Mill Rd. lot, make a left on Forbidden Dr. followed by your second right onto the trail. You'll be greeted by one of the worst climbs at the Wiss, but quickly rewarded by singletrack flow and gravity awesomeness that is Meadows. Be sure to make a right at the fork during the climb to stay on the Yellow Trail.

Follows yellow to Valley Green, using 7MPH to bail to Forbidden. Cross over the creek using the bridge on Valley Green, then enter back into the woods heading back towards the start. This will follow the White Trail back to Bells Mill. Be prepared for some rocky descents and climbs going back. Ends at the Whoops, which will spit you out right at Bells Mill.

Loop can be done either way. I prefer the descents you get when starting on the Yellow Trail, but either way is still a great ride. Riding opposite (starting on White) will yield a few gnarly, rocky downhill features on Indian & VG to Rex that you'd otherwise climb up. May want to sub 7MPH for Widow Maker if you do this in reverse.

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Trails in Route

Monster to Meadows1,027 ft
Twisty-Turney to Summit1,942 ft
7mph1,322 ft
VG to Rex1 miles
Indian2,448 ft
DH Woops2,753 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Working Class Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    110 ft
  • Altitude start
    125 ft
  • Altitude end
    130 ft
  • Grade
    0.012%
  • Grade max
    -34.511%
  • Grade min
    55.164%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,421 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Monster to Meadows
Jul 19, 2018 @ 1:55pm
Jul 19, 2018
Twisty-Turney to Summit
Jul 19, 2018 @ 1:55pm
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Indian
Jun 12, 2018 @ 4:16pm
Jun 12, 2018
Some down
DH Woops
Jun 12, 2018 @ 4:16pm
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some tree branches need to be cleared
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Sep 20, 2017 @ 4:08pm
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