Coler: Esther's and Good Vibrations Loop

A beginner-friendly pedal in the Coler trail system.

Mountain Biking Easy

Distance
12 km
Ascent
150 m
Descent
149 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
333 m
High Point
377 m
Gradient
Coler: Esther's and Good Vibrations Loop Map

"There is much more to the 7 miles of soft trails within Coler West than the slalom, although that experience alone would be worth a road trip," writes local rider Bob Robinson. You'll also "find 4.5 miles of rolly-flowy single track called Esther’s Loop. Named after one of the area’s original homesteaders, this section may not have the hardcore features of some of the other trails at Coler; however, it is a fun fast ride with minimal elevation gain to slow you down," he continues.

Description

Pair Esther's Loop with the fun, flowy Good Vibrations to create a bonafide beginner ride that's guaranteed to get any newbie hooked on the sport of mountain biking! Flowy rollers, small berms, and pedal-friendly singletrack all combine to create a fantastic two-wheeled experience.

Thanks to Coler's layout, it's easy to cut this ride shorter or extend it by using the many singletrack junctions, as well as the nearby paved bike path. This ability to shorten or extend is also advantageous for first-time mountain bikers if you're unsure of your fitness or stoke level.

To finish the ride on a high note, swing by the Airship for a post-ride coffee or beer. Soak in the sun on the patio or deck, sip your drink, and savor the beauty of the mountain biking lifestyle!

Difficulty

Easy

Mostly smooth and non-technical singletrack with unavoidable obstacles 2in/5cm tall or less. Avoidable obstacles may be present. Ideal for beginner riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Flow
  • Singletrack
  • Jumps

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