2 miles
Distance
472 ft
Climb
-473 ft
Descent
00:18:11
Avg time

Murdock Full Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Murdock Park
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #87656 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail was designed and is maintained by expert riders. It is a favorite of riders seeking a challenging ride. There are lots of climbs and several large logs to cross. If you can’t bunny hop logs, expect to bash your way over them or lift your bike over them. There are a couple of longer steep climbs that test your power and endurance, and two switchbacks that are tight with steep climbs out. There are some benched areas.
One of the things that distinguishes this trail from other trails in the area is the lack of bypasses around the technical sections. Another is the inclusion of several large logs and tight uphill switchbacks, and the third is the amount of steep climbing involved in riding the trail. The trail flows well and is a blast to ride for those with the skill. It is definitely not for beginners, and intermediate riders will enjoy it if they don’t expect to ride it clean and are willing to walk in a few places.
There is no defined trailhead. Park at the west end of the lower school parking lot and ride in on the paved trail until you see a dirt path on the right. Most ride the trail counterclockwise. After riding the trail some, you will find other access points.
Proximity to the Haan Trail allows riders to ride both trails without driving.

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More Stats for Murdock Full Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    622 ft
  • Altitude max
    696 ft
  • Altitude start
    667 ft
  • Altitude end
    667 ft
  • Grade
    -0.006%
  • Grade max
    -20.981%
  • Grade min
    35.281%
  • Distance climb
    5,277 ft
  • Distance down
    5,239 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,406 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:11
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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