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blue Explorer Loop #337

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2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer out and back
97% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 217' 66 m
Descent: -229' -70 m
High: 2,410' 735 m
Low: 2,211' 674 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Andrew Cutshall

An awesome loop that is aptly named

Andrew Cutshall

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Description

Coming off of the Pine Tree Loop or the Explorer Loop Connector - 337B, the first half of this trail is a climb. After a short run down a gravel road the fun begins.

The second half starts with a steep-ish descent with a few very large water bars followed by a few steep, punchy climbs on the way up to a steeper downhill.

The downhill is in the shade of a tunnel of rhododendron bushes, full of water bars and roots.

At the end on the left of the trail is Bent Creek. This is a nice place to stop and rest. Once you're done, head to the right, cross the smaller creek and go uphill.

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