Jakes Rocks: Beginnner Loop

The beginner loop on top of the mountain provides the perfect course for people who are dipping their toes into the sport of mountain biking.

Mountain Biking Easy

Distance
6.6 km
Ascent
108 m
Descent
108 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
583 m
High Point
649 m
Gradient
Jakes Rocks: Beginnner Loop Map

Jakes Rocks is a truly fantastic purpose-built mountain bike trail system that offers a trail for most every type of mountain biker. The beginner loop on top of the mountain exemplifies this ideology, providing the perfect course for both kids and adults who are dipping their toes into the sport of mountain biking.

Description

This 4-mile loop has just 350 feet of climbing, but the climbs are so mellow and achievable that you'll barely notice that you're going uphill... until the trail turns down. The expertly-constructed machine-built flow will have everyone, from beginner to expert, grinning from ear to ear as they swoop and flow down the mild descents. More advanced riders can even find side-hits just off the main track to log some air time, even on these green trails.

While the trail tread is mostly smooth, there are a few rocks embedded in the trail surface that have been left behind to remind you that this is, still, a mountain bike trail. While there's nothing radically difficult, some of the rougher, rocky patches will help beginners gain confidence on negotiating different types of trail surfaces and small rock gardens, which will allow them to progress their skills and work up to real challenges.

In addition, this loop passes the best overlook from the top of Jakes Rocks, providing a stunning view of the reservoir and dam far, far below. Combining fantastic machine-built trails with stunning views is a winning combination, and almost anybody you stick on a bike will undoubtedly have a blast riding this mellow loop at Jakes Rocks!

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

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

Features

  • Flow
  • Singletrack
  • Roots
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens

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