|Trail #||Trail Name||Difficulty||Length|
|603||Lower Igo Extension||Green|
|726||Fast Twitch Loop||Blue||1.91|
|764||Top of Class||Blue|
Descriptions, Numbers, Names, and Distances
Singletrack Trails Club
MERA TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS
Only the most popular non-motorized singletrack trails are discussed here. The table at right lists the trails and includes links to the descriptions. The MERA Non-Motorized Map shows trail locations and routes.
Red Apple Loop Trail 700: Short, fun loop that provides primary access to all non-motorized MERA trails from Owsley Canyon Trailhead.
MERA Loop Trail 724: Great access/connector to most MERA non-motorized singletrack trails. Loop from Owsley Canyon or Upper Igo Trailhead.
Ricochet Trail Trail 750: Directional trail, west to east. The fastest trail on MERA—and 2nd only to Doing Time Trail 789 in terms of technical.
Whoopsy Doo Trail 745: Directional trail, west to east, short cut from MERA Loop Trail 724.
Caffeine Trail 716: Preferred direction of travel is west to east (upper elevation to lower elevation), but trail can be ridden either way.
Sasquatch Trail 755: Preferred direction of travel is counterclockwise from MERA Loop 724 (I-7), best climbing trail on MERA.
Zig Zag Trail 777: A very challenging climbing trail if ridden east to west, and a very challenging descending trail if ridden west to east.
Fast Twitch Loop Trail 726: Non--directional loop trail that will challenge your endurance and technical skills.
Skills Loop Trail 727: Directional loop trail, clockwise, that will challenge mtn bike technical skills and endurance. Because of soils and aspect, best early spring and late fall trail on MERA.
Hot Shot Trail 725: Main trail from Upper Igo Trailhead to connect with MERA trail system, non—directional trail that will challenge your endurance and technical skills.
Depends Trail 775: Non--directional trail that will challenge your endurance and technical skills. Provides primary singletrack access to Doing Time Trail 789 and Caffeine Trail 716.
Doing Time Trail 789: Preferred direction of travel is west to east (upper elevation to lower elevation). Trail offers the best views and most technical trail opportunities at MERA.
Teething Trail: Directional short trail, west to east, for strider bikes, BMX bikes, mt bikes and strollers. Start 'em out here…whether on a bicycle, hiking, stroller, etc.
Honor Roll Loop Trail: Directional short trail, west to east, for BMX bikes and mt bikes, trail runners/walkers. More technical and strenuous than Teething Trail.
Non-motorized trails may be accessed from Owsley Canyon Trailhead, Upper Igo Trailhead or Lower Igo Trailhead. Non-motorized trail numbers, names and intersections discussed here are as shown on the MERA map attached. Key intersections, which are marked on the ground and shown on the MERA map as 1, 2, 3…24 and are referred to here as I-1, I-2,….I-24.
TRAIL RATING SYSTEM
MERA trails are rated by both difficulty, or “technical,” and conditioning, or “strenuous”. Trail ratings are relative. Ratings have meaning only when making a comparison among MERA trails. Comparing a Blue, strenuous trail on MERA to a Blue rated trail elsewhere is not appropriate.
Trail Technical Ratings: Rating of overall trail—trails have some areas that do not conform to the rating, but are of limited length.
Trail Conditioning Ratings: