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Chandler Creek Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (2)

Easy, meandering singletrack, then steep, technical sections with the skinniest singletrack you may ever ride.


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Map Key

4.8

Miles

7.7

KM

Singletrack

4,448' 1,356 m

High

3,883' 1,184 m

Low

530' 161 m

Up

624' 190 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

Chandler Creek Loop is one of the newer trails in the area. If taken clockwise, you'll encounter easy, almost boring, singletrack through a beautiful, open forest. You'll slowly encounter a few surprising rocks. The surprises will get a little more fun as you start to head down towards the bottom of the loop.

Near the bottom, you'll see the trail sharply fork with no signage - take the short climb to the right. On the western side of the loop, generally heading north, you are going to find some very challenging singletrack after crossing a fire road. A better term is skinnytrack. A tight trail is carved into the side of a highly cambered hill, and can be covered in loose, shale-like rock. This makes for a lot of fun and concentration.

The eastern start of the trail (if taken clockwise) can be skipped if you're looking for more excitement. If so, start the loop counter-clockwise from Mount Hough Road (lower in elevation) and do an out-and-back.

You can turn back any time you like at the top, or finish the trail counterclockwise on the milder parts. Take a left on Firewood 25N14 and climb a bit to get back to Mt. Hough Road.

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Shared By:

Rob Baker

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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#533

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#8,259

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The bottom (elevation-wise) of Chandler Loop.
May 4, 2021 near East Qu…, CA
Near the top (elevation-wise) of Chandler loop.
May 4, 2021 near East Qu…, CA
Now starts the skinniest singletrack you've ever ridden. At the bottom of Chandler Loop.
May 4, 2021 near East Qu…, CA
American Valley vista, in the middle of Chandler Loop
May 4, 2021 near East Qu…, CA
Easy to clip your pedal on a manzanita stump.
May 4, 2021 near East Qu…, CA

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