Anthony Lakes Loop

A loop touring the Anthony Lakes.

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
6.9 km
Ascent
213 m
Descent
213 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
Anthony Lakes Loop Map

Anthony Lakes is one of the most popular mountain bike trail systems in Northeast Oregon, and this short loop provides a quick tour of the lakes. While the route mapped here is only 4.3 miles long, it can easily be extended with the Elkhorn Crest Trail, or with other trails in the Anthony Lakes network. According to AnthonyLakes.com, there’s over 8 miles of singletrack in this trail system.

Description

Begin from the lodge at Anthony Lakes and climb the dirt road through the ski resort. At the top of the road, pickup the Hoffer Lakes Trail to check out two beautiful alpine lakes nestled below jagged, rocky mountain peaks. Then, rip back down the mountain on entertaining singletrack!

Once back done, wind around to explore Anthony Lake itself, and consider an additional side trip to Black Lake.

For a more downhill-oriented adventure, the ski area has recently built a new flow trail, known as the Broadway Flow Trail. According to Anthony Lakes, it’s "almost three miles of flowing downhill & banked turns, available to all level of riders!"

Sources: https://anthonylakes.com/mountain-biking/

Difficulty

Difficult

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

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

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

July, August, September

Features

  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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