5 miles
Distance
482 ft
Climb
-482 ft
Descent
00:51:53
Avg time

Perimeter Loop Details

  • Riding area
    Griffin Bike Park
    Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (1 vote)
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Ladder Bridge, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #3070
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager
    Vigo County Department of Parks and Recreation

This is GBP's longest loop; follow the red shield "Permeter Loop" blazes. Starting near the main parking area, a trail of bench-cuts and bermed corners flows north and then east through the forest (there are four optional wooden skinnies) before reaching a climb and then following a wider trail NW along the lake (Perimeter Loop shares this short section with Lake Loop). The trail turns left (north) to a long, flowing section punctuated by switchbacks, a climb brings riders to the park's tallest hill (666 ft.). After a descent, a small log-over and some rollers, riders cross a bridge and then turn right passing the entrance bridge to Rock and Roll. The trail then heads south and riders encounter an optional conglomerate log-over. Past this the trail continues, crosses a clearing and then through a few narrow sections between giant logs. After that, the trail skirts, but bypasses Moore Rd. (a rutted dirt road) for about 3/8 mile--this section is interrupted by some rollers, a crossing over a large rock, an optional line across a bent skinny, and optional line over some cross-cut stumps, a ride over some cross-cut "lily pads" and a super-easy log crossing towards the end. Riders come to a clearing and cross the Advanced Access Trail and then enter single track following a narrower and more overgrown section of the former Moore Rd. At a Y in the road, (passing the Linton Road Connector to the right) the Perimeter trail bears to the left, passes through some log pinches and across a rocky gulley and eventually makes a sudden right. After a short climb, the trail winds through pine woods and then descends into a fast right-turn berm. A left and then a quick right takes riders on a trail with two S curves and eventually a fast dive downhill. Take in gorgeous views of Stryker Lake before reaching the SW parking lot (this short section again shared with Lake Loop). The trail continues across the parking lot and follows what locals call "The Fingers" a series of short ridges with dips in-between. The trail then straightens out and leads to some whoop-de-doos before closing the loop near the main parking area.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Perimeter Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -0 ft
  • Altitude min
    596 ft
  • Altitude max
    667 ft
  • Altitude start
    613 ft
  • Altitude end
    613 ft
  • Grade
    -0.001%
  • Grade max
    -33.294%
  • Grade min
    42.973%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:51:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:28
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Status:
on Oct 18, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to perimeter-loop-48707 trailhead (39.336810, -87.366670)
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Perimeter Loop Trail Reports

Photos

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Aug 7, 2018 @ 9:46am
Aug 7, 2018
Perimeter Loop, Riley
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May 28, 2018 @ 7:04pm
May 28, 2018
Perimeter Loop, Riley
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Aug 11, 2016 @ 5:34pm
Aug 11, 2016
Perimeter Loop, Terre Haute
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Feb 14, 2016 @ 3:48pm
Feb 14, 2016
Perimeter Loop, Terre Haute

Routes with this trail

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Lake Loop
3 miles
XC Race Course
7 miles

1 Review & Comments

  • + 2
flag klaine (Jan 19, 2018 at 8:49)
 This trail is the longest loop in the park and is awesome. Most of it is fairly wide trails up to 6' and the newer stuff is around 2-3' wide. It has it all... ups, downs, bridges, riding features, you name it. Marked as beginner, but some areas will be challenging... making beginners better!
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