5.8 miles
Distance
561 ft
Climb
-550 ft
Descent
00:41:48
Avg time

Hell Creek Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Wilson State Park
    Salina, Kansas
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #11702 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #58182 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Mostly intermediate with some rocky sections and some exposure by the lake. Almost no tree cover.

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More Stats for Hell Creek Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    10 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,517 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,633 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,518 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,529 ft
  • Grade max
    -23.2%
  • Grade min
    24.2%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:41:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:58:08
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Status:
on Jun 2, 2021
Variable
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Hell Creek Loop Trail Reports

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      Jun 2, 2021 @ 4:40pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      Muddy in spots, rutted in spots as well but not terrible overall, grass starting to get high in places, still very rideable
      May 27, 2021 @ 12:00pm
      May 27, 2021
      Super rutted. Mostly over grown
      May 23, 2021 @ 9:18am
      May 23, 2021
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 2:30pm
      Oct 14, 2020
      Aug 15, 2020 @ 4:13pm
      Aug 15, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 12 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 181 rides
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      Photos

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      May 23, 2021 @ 4:24pm
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      May 23, 2021 @ 4:24pm
      May 23, 2021
      65 |
      Dec 6, 2020 @ 4:03pm
      Dec 6, 2020
      49 |
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 4:10am
      Oct 12, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      Switchgrass Epic22 miles
      Wilson Full22 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      tridunfey (Jul 18, 2017 at 16:06)
       You have to love the challenge and the serenity of all Switchgrass! My happy place ????????????
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Howdy1 (Oct 12, 2020 at 17:58)
       This loop is not intermediate. Definitely black diamond with all the features. Love it.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      cwbikes (Jun 2, 2021 at 16:38)
       Agreed definitely a black with all the exposure and Rocky sections
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      nhoffman1989 (Dec 21, 2021 at 15:18)
       Awesome flowy trails with short technical sections. Small drops and nothing too challenging. Definitely worth a stop if you’re passing through on I-70.
      [Reply]





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      Switchgrass Epic Mountain Bike Trail
      41:09 | 167 | Sep 27, 2020 , Salina
      Switchgrass: Hell Creek Loop Oct 2016 720p
      2:35 | 636 | Jul 31, 2018 , Salina
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