1,239 ft
35 ft
-33 ft
Avg time

Rubble Ridge Details

  • Riding Area
    Lehigh Portland Trails
    Iola, Kansas
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #69102 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager

Rubble Ridge is a short but challenging little trail. It it an alternate route for the South Loop Trail, traversing a rocky ridge, rather than skirting it as the South Loop Trail does. The trail begins with a smooth trail along the base of the ridge, followed by some tight turns, and then a tough little climb punctuated by a short section of some nasty rock garden. The trail then follows the peak of the ridge eastward before wending back west through hardwood trees, up a short climb, then down through twisty cedar, with a sharp left at the end, another tough rocky section, then smooth sailing back to the South Loop. Riding the trail in reverse is a bit easier, but the rock challenges are still there.

Note that this is not a natural ridge, but was created by quarrying operations that dumped overburden (the top half-dozen feet of small rocks, dirt, and organic matter) into a long pile. But it's had fifty years to settle into place, and has resulted in a trail that offers some decent climbs and degree of difficulty.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rubble Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    979 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,008 ft
  • Altitude start
    986 ft
  • Altitude end
    988 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    533 ft
  • Distance down
    534 ft
  • Distance flat
    171 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Rubble Ridge Trail Reports

Apr 11, 2017 @ 6:41pm
Apr 11, 2017
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