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Lower loop. Miles, 3. Fitness level, medium. Skill level, medium.

Lower loop trailhead, Rd 500 at Rd 600, don’t block the gate. Look for 500 Trail a hundred feet down Rd 600 on left. This is fun twisting trail thru redwood, fir, and pine forest. There is a few short steep climbs but most of this trail is not hard to ride. Watch out for large tree roots and sandy corners, ride with caution. Trail ends at T.V. Trail about an eighth mile after crossing Rd 500. You may turn left to return to Lower loop trailhead or turn right and add Upper loop and 4.5 miles to your ride. This trail is an old logging road and it is fairly flat and straight with a lot of large puddles months after rain. Most puddles have by-pass trails around them. Really fast speeds can be reached on this trail. Make lots of noise and expect to see someone on the trail around every corner. T.V. Trail east has some rutted areas and a stream crossing fallowed by a short, steep, rutted climb about an eighth mile from S.H. Trail, at west end is Rd 530. This rocked road is closed to motor vehicles because garbage dumping was a major problem. Road ends at Rd 500 turn left for a few hundred feet to first logging road on right and take this road a few hundred feet to 500 Trail turn right on trail to Lower loop trailhead.

Upper Loop. Miles, 2.5. Fitness level, difficult. Skill level, difficult.

Upper loop trailhead, Rd 500 at Rd 520, don’t block the gate. Look for S.H. Trail a few hundred feet up Rd 500 on left. This is an old logging road that is used illegally by four-wheel drive off roaders. Because of this use there are large ruts and holes on the trail, ride with caution. Follow this trail about a quarter mile to T.V. Trail. You may turn left here to Lower loop or keep straight on Upper loop. After about a mile look for rutted trail on left, this is Three Pipe Trail. This is a very steep climb on an old logging trail. Near the top of the climb look for trail on right. This is Gunslinger Trail that was built by cyclists and has many tight corners and abrupt grade changes. After crossing Rd 500 find Thru Stump Trail to right of gate and more technical trail. This trail ends at Rd 500 across from S.H. Trail. Turn left on road to Upper loop trailhead.
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Latitude
39.35998435583497
Longitude
-123.78596305847168
Trail Length
7.5
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Fort Bragg
State/Territory/Province
CA
Zip/Postal Code
95437
Country
US
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Review Date
May 21, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Chris Clutton ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is the trail system Mendocino Coast Cyclists use for the Caspar Classic Race on Labor Day Weekend. It is a nice mix of fast double track, fast single track, and tight twisty single track trails. There are lots of opportunities to bail out to the main rd and head back if you have had enough.

Recommended Route:
I like riding the loops clock wise. This way climbing is on double track and descending is on single track trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Caspar Little Lake Rd (Rd 409) trails (Jero's Playground).



Comments
paulcaudle (03/26/2009)
I liked this trail It's pretty good! I like running counter clock wise because i like wising 45on the wide track. (Just be touchy on the corners I almost ran into some one on a horse out there!)
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