Blue Ridge Loop
1230 ft elevation gain
3.7 miles - fire road
2 miles - single track
Beginning at Big Pines Ranger station, this route climbs steeply at first through the Mt High ski resort and then mellows once reaching Blue Ridge rd. Continue to climb until you reach Blue Ridge camp ground. Find the trail dropping to the left. This is a moderately technical and exposed trail that brings you back to Big Pines Ranger station.
Jackson Lake Loop
1137 ft elevation gain
4.7 miles - fire road
3 miles - single track
The Jackson Lake loop begins and ends in the Jackson lake Parking lot. Exit the parking lot go left and then another immediate left and stay right to start the fire road climb. This road climbs moderately and then steepens towards the end. It will T off with another fire road. Go left and find the trail head in aprox. 50 yards dropping to the left. Enjoy a beautiful 3 mile decent back to the lake.
2539 ft elevation gain
6 miles - fire road and pavement
5 miles - single track
This is one of my favorite trails in our area. You'll have a long decent from the pine forests near the base of Mt Baden Powell and end up in the creek side desert camp site of South Fork. Along the way you'll enjoy views of Devils Punch bowl as well. Start at Vincent Gap at the kiosk on right side of the road.
Following the trail is straight forward although there are a few creek beds you'll need to walk. Once you arrive at the campsite, follow the access rd to Big Rock Creek rd. (pavement) and begin the long and stiff climb back to Vincent's Gap. Some may choose to start at South Fork and get the climbing out of the way at the beginning. Either way it a blast.