Merlin View Loop

Great loop with some fun and challenging spots.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
13 km
Ascent
420 m
Descent
420 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
Merlin View Loop Map

Start from the parking lot and take Whitetail up, as it is a bit easier and there's less downhill traffic coming right at you. Then at the junction, continue on Braggin Rights to head up to the start of Merlin View.

Description

The climb is nice, as it offers a challenge, but it doesn't kill your energy. There are spots that will challenge you when riding over rocks and roots, but it allows for nice breaks with some downhills and flats.

The climb up to the top of Merlin View is rewarded with a stone bench where you can enjoy the view. The top is near, and then it's fun, flowy downhill.

You ride back down the same trail you came up, and now you can continue on Braggin Rights, which will link you up to the same trail at the start and parking lot.

Difficulty

Moderate

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Flow
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Roots
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Gardens