Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking the Knolls Loop

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  • This ride is for upper intermediate to advanced riders with good wayfinding skills; while the trail is marked with small “bike diamonds,” they can easily be missed. This loop is known for its sustained, grinding climbs on dirt roads with some sandy sections, and for fast descents on roads and singletrack. The ride winds through the forest primarily on fire roads and is best ridden clockwise, although truly advanced riders might enjoy the challenge of the counterclockwise route. While the first half of the ride is mainly climbing, the spectacular vistas from spots such as Obsidian Knoll make it all worthwhile!

  • This ride is for upper intermediate to advanced riders with good wayfinding skills; while the trail is marked with small “bike diamonds,” they can easily be missed. This loop is known for its sustained, grinding climbs on dirt roads with some sandy sections, and for fast descents on roads and singletrack. The ride winds through the forest primarily on fire roads and is best ridden clockwise, although truly advanced riders might enjoy the challenge of the counterclockwise route. While the first half of the ride is mainly climbing, the spectacular vistas from spots such as Obsidian Knoll make it all worthwhile!

  • Experience Checklist

    • Bike gloves
    • Bike helmet
    • Bike shoes (or close-toed shoes)
    • Bike tools
    • Energy bars/electrolyte replacement
    • Map or GPS device
    • Mountain bike
    • Smartphone
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Tire-repair kit
    • Water

    Public Services

    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    10.4 miles
    Trail Surface
    Mixed
    Duration
    Less than 4 hours

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