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Canfield Mountain Loop

 4.0 (5)

5.6 Miles 9.0 Kilometers


86%

Runnable

1,052' 321 m

Ascent

-1,059' -323 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

3,542' 1,080 m

High

2,517' 767 m

Low

Shared By Maya Ireland

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A nice loop with a gentle climb up the Forest Service road to a singletrack heaven.

Maya Ireland

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Features Cave · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

A straightforward loop on Forest Service roads and singletrack. The 5.6-mile run that's split between a gentle climbs up to the "The Island" and a nice and steady descent back to the start. Canfield Mountain is a popular area, so expect a variety of trail users to keep you company as you explore the woods and slopes.

Need to Know

    Look out for motorcycles, four-wheelers, and descending mountain bikers as you run.
  • Many trails may be roughed and rutted. Watch your step in these areas.

Description

From the trailhead, take the South Canfield OHV (USFS 1562) road for just over a mile till it connects with Trail A on the right. There will be a short, mellow descent as Trail A wanders down to the intersection with Trail 3. Keep left to head up to the bottom of Trail 6.

Follow Trail 6 up a steady and fairly gentle grade as it follows the contours of the slope. The top of the climb brings runners to "The Island" where a turn to the right will start down Trail 7 for a nice, gentle descent with long, straight corridors through the trees. Trail 7 ends at "Penn Station."

Take a hard right to rejoin Trail A. The enjoyable singletrack winds its way down the west side of the ridge to meet the top of Trail 4 (Cave Trail). Turn left to run down a shady drainage all the way to the parking lot. Look for a cave near the end that was created by mining operations.

Flora & Fauna

Ample wildflowers in the spring along with deer, elk, and moose.

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Sep 21, 2016
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