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Broughton's Bonus Loop

Intermediate
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A twisting, turning flowing loop that can be enjoyed in either direction!


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5.2

Miles

8.3

KM

100%

Singletrack

907' 276 m

High

616' 188 m

Low

569' 174 m

Up

573' 175 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Overview

This is a popular loop that is fun to ride in either direction. This route uses the west side of the Orange Loop Trail but both sides are great! Going either direction you'll start with a decent size climb that's mostly flowy with a few punchy sections. You'll encounter a descent and a climb at the head of the valley then a couple miles of rolling, downhill fun down the other side!

Need to Know

This is a great "bonus loop" to add on to your ride to stack up some miles. Combine this with the Marietta Lunch Loop and the North Marietta Tour for a 23.8 mile ride right from Historic Downtown Marietta!

Description

From the parking area you see a community building facing SR 821. The Orange Loop Trail enters the woods to the right of the building climbing the hill behind the structure. A short way into the woods the trail splits to the left and the right (this is the loop). Turn left following the Orange Loop Trail. You'll cross a gravel road then shortly after, pop on and off of it again. The trail stays to the left. From this point the climbing is mellow and rolling. Half way to the top the trail descends briefly followed by a handful of climbing switch backs to regain some elevation. From here, continue climbing to the ridge top where it crosses the Green Trail. At this intersection, the Red Trail is on your left. Turn left on Green Trail then an immediate right onto the Red Trail. Follow the Red Trail along the ridge to the Cyan Trail. Turn right onto the Cyan Trail. This trail is mostly fast and downhill. There are a few sections that tend to stay wet so keep an eye out for that. At the bottom of the hill you'll intersect the Blue Trail. Turn left onto the Blue Trail. You'll climb a couple hundred feet and the Lime Trail splits off to the right. Turn right onto Lime Trail. From here you'll do a climb up the center spine of a drainage before reaching the Lime/Red Connector on you left. You'll stay right continuing on the Lime Trail for 1.9 miles of flowing fun! At the and of Lime Trail it runs into Red Trail. Turn right on the Red Trail. It's all downhill from here. Follow the Red Trail down a series of switchbacks. At the bottom of the singletrack, you come out by a small pond, stay left to head back out to the parking area. Enjoy!

Note: If using this route as an add-on to the North Marietta Tour, use the Pioneer Trail (Colegate DR to SR 821) connection down to SR 821 to connect the two routes.

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Shared By:

Ryan Smith

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Trail follows the power lines. Be aware of the ruts there are some drainage issues.
Oct 26, 2018 near Devola, OH

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