6 miles
Distance
1,186 ft
Climb
-1,188 ft
Descent
01:53:07
Avg time

The Silvermine Loop Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking

This loop starts at the mountain bike parking lot at Slivermine Dam. Its primarily a jeep track loop that circumnavigates the dam providing stunning views of the dam and ocean from virtually the whole route. It is uni-directional and the first few km are a character building uphill until the high point and the best views are reached. From here the descent back past the dam can be a loose and scary affair with a lack of grip in the corners and a smattering of hikers and dogs creating extra obstacles to consider. All in this is a great scenic route with climbing that will boost your fitness levels. As an alternative, start at the Tokai Forest and enjoy even more climbing but fun single track on the way down. This is a marathon riders dream route!

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More Stats for The Silvermine Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,420 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,410 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,483 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,482 ft
  • Grade
    -0.004%
  • Grade max
    -26.724%
  • Grade min
    33.996%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:53:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:02
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Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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