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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +103/ -133 ft
Total: 4 riders

Mountain Biking Emerald Loop

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#27 of 88 mountain bike trails in Kansas
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Once you get on the single track you will come to a fork . There is a trail map with your location. Go to the left to get on the Emerald Loop. It starts off smooth with some turns , some roots , a few light climbs and down hills. You will come upon some fun rocky technical spots, technical climbs and down hills. When you get to the back of the trail prepare to be blown away. This fantastic use of the rocky bluff makes for an insane roller coaster ride. Moderate technical rocky climbs and killer downhills. Then its back to winding through the bush with more of the roots, rocks and hills. You will come upon another trail map locator. Stay to the left for the full ride. When you get to the grassy opening there will be another trail map locator. Go straight to complete the loop or turn right to adventure onto the Rose Loop.

First added by Schmo on Nov 12, 2019. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
At the Hwy 10 and Lexington Ave. exit you want to go north on Lexington Ave. Follow Lexington to Penner Ave and turn west. It is the only way you can turn. Follow Penner Ave to W 87th St. and turn west. Following W 87th St. you will come to sharp left turn in the road. The name of the road will change to Sunflower Rd. Follow Sunflower Rd. Until you see the Lexington Lake Park entrance. Turn in and follow to the second road at the dead end. Turn left and the trail entrance will be a mowed path in the prairie grass. You can see the trailhead sign up ahead. It is a white triangle.
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  • Russell

    Great trail system, there are 4 different trails here at this time. Emerald is a few short techy sections connected by a lot of flowey smooth single track. There is also charcoal loop which is tight smooth singletrack, pretty narrow for my taste, but cool. Then there is indigo loop, this was right up my alley, no mention of it online that i could find, but awesome layout, great tchnical climbs, great trail altogether. Whoever is building this trail system, well done, thank you.

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  • Schmo

    This trail was a blast. You have a good stretch of windy trail with some moderate inclines and fun fast downhill before getting to the good stuff. The trail will break up the rocky challenges in sections to start then when you get to the back section hold on. You will be on an insane rocky bluff roller coaster ride. You will go in and out, up and over, down and around some spectacular landscape with incredible scenery. Then wind through some more moderate hills and rocky challenges before smoothing out a bit. I suggest taking a trip out and getting a bite of this awesome trail.

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