Explorer Loop Trail

At A Glance

Moderate

3 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 3
Steepness: Few Hills
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Blaze Color: Yellow
Trail Number: 337

Description

Travels on mostly old roadbeds; mostly doubletrack. Fast in places. Crosses Beaten Branch a couple of times on the northeast end; this can be wet. Only a couple of steep sections; re-routed section near Cold Creek Knob Road is true singletrack, and steep, with several switchbacks. Explorer Loop Alternate eliminates this section.

Intersecting Trails

  • Sleepy Gap
  • Chestnut Cove
  • Pine Tree Loop
  • This trail is located in the Bent Creek area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Bent Creek trails list page.

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    Trail Segments

    Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

    Explorer Loop Alt.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 528 ft

    Explorer Loop - FS 479H

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.31 mi

    Explorer Loop - FS 479H to Chestnut Cove Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.35 mi

    Explorer Loop - Chestnut Cove Tr. to Alt.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.52 mi

    Explorer Loop - Alt. to Sleepy Gap

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.71 mi

    Explorer Loop - Sleepy Gap to Pine Tree Conn.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.42 mi

    Explorer Loop - BCGR Connector to Pine Tree Connector

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.11 mi

    Explorer Loop - BCGR Connector

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.16 mi

    Explorer Loop - FS 479H to BCGR Connector

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.91 mi

    Total Calculated Length: 3.59 mi

    This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.

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