Central Loop Trail
At A Glance
3.1 mi one-way
Difficulty Rating: 3.1
Steepness: Few Hills
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Blaze Color: Yellow
Trail Number: 750
No unavoidable obstacles. All-access trail to other optional trails. Provides glimpses of the lake at times but the side trails take you closer. Mostly smooth singletrack with a few sections on reclaimed logging roads. The steepest section - although not terribly so - is to the left if you're coming from the parking lot to the first junction. So recommended direction is counterclockwise to make that downhill - although you can ride it either way.
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