Mack Ridge is typically combined with Lion's Loop
(via the Mack Ridge connector), or Troy Built
to create some type of loop. With a recent realignment, the trail now begins at a four-way intersection with Troy Built
and Lion's Loop
Mack Ridge is great in either direction. From the intersection with Lion's Loop
and Troy Built
, begin climbing through a number of switchbacks, rocky passes, and rugged sections to the rim high above the river valley.
At the T-intersection with the original Mack Ridge trail doubletrack (now Mack Ridge Connector), keep right. To the Left, the Mack Ridge Connector descends to Lion's Loop
. Continue east along the ridge on the doubletrack for a 1/4 mile to a short, rugged, singletrack descent.
The singletrack climbs back to and continues for 3/4 mile along the rim, to a particularly breathtaking viewpoint.
After the pass following the view, Mack Ridge is 1 1/4 miles of difficult downhill. Watch for mountain bikers bombing down this section. Mack Ridge ends in a saddle at the western ends of Mary's Loop
and Moore Fun