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Explorer Loop #337

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An awesome loop that is aptly named


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

Loop

2,410' 735 m

High

2,211' 674 m

Low

217' 66 m

Up

229' 70 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

Coming off of the Pine Tree Loop or the Explorer Loop Connector - 337B, the first half of this trail is a climb. After a short hike down a gravel road the fun begins.

The second half starts with a steep-ish descent with a few very large water bars followed by a few steep, punchy climbs on the way up to a steeper downhill.

The downhill is in the shade of a tunnel of rhododendron bushes, full of water bars and roots.

At the end on the left of the trail is Bent Creek. This is a nice place to stop and rest. Once you're done, head to the right, cross the smaller creek and go uphill.

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Shared By:

Andrew Cutshall

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#432

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Mar 19, 2020
Amanda Bragaw
Feb 2, 2020
Lynn Grimes
May 11, 2019
Phil York
Nice walk in the rain.