MERA: Red Apple and Soggy Bottom Loop

A short, flowy beginner loop.

Mountain Biking Easy

Distance
4.2 km
Ascent
96 m
Descent
96 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
995 m
High Point
1.1 km
Gradient
MERA: Red Apple and Soggy Bottom Loop Map

Red Apple and Soggy Bottom form a delightful beginner singletrack loop close to the Owsley Trailhead in the Mount Emily Recreation Area (MERA). This flowy, largely nontechnical singletrack loop meanders up and down the mellow hills and through the deep forest near the trailhead, without ever getting too far from the car. This allows beginners to dip their toes into the waters of mountain biking and see if it’s for them, without getting committed to a long ride.

Description

Combine this loop with Parent Trap and Honor Roll for more feature-rich beginner trails filled with rollers, berms, and easy jumps.

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

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

Features

  • Flow
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Roots

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