ElevationAscent: 175' 53 m
Descent: -162' -49 m
High: 319' 97 m
Low: 182' 55 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“A singletrack lollipop-shaped loop trail located near north end of the Matanuska Greenbelt.”— Dot Helm
The first half mile is relatively flat with some roots.The loop is about 1 mile in length, dipping into a bowl formation before heading back up again to the ridge. The flat portion (stick of lollipop) tends to be a bit rootier than the hilly loop. It's a fun valley/ridge trail either way you run it. The trail was deliberately built to feature a narrow track with twists around trees to keep cyclist speeds controlled and provide some fun with an added agility challenge. This trail will be slower than the Bear and Fox trails further to the south. It has two-way traffic for both bike and foot traffic, so keep alert.
The area is well-mapped and signed. More descriptions of the trails and landowner differences in the 2500-acre Matanuska Greenbelt area are found here:matanuska-greenbelt.org
The neighboring Moose Poop Loop is shorter but has more technical turns.
This is the only real singletrack in the system where horses are not allowed.
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Local Club: Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers