Hereís a pretty tough loop thatíll put a dent in your soul. Thereís a lot of high-altitude (10K to +12K) elevation gain on some steep slopes. Pay to play. There are fantastic views that few get to share. There are miles of stunning downhill.
Roll up Cement Creek Road to Crystal Peak Trail. Climb Crystal Peak to 400. Take 400 to Doubletop. Turn left on Hunter Ďs Creek Trail for an awesome descent back to Cement Creek trail. Take Cement Creek trail back to Cement Creek Rd.
If you have true AM blood running, this loop easily trumps the Reno-Flag-Bear-Deadmanís loop.
Nice vid! Doubletop is burly by any standard. I've accessed the ridgeline from the other side on Block and Tackle which is even more burly but in the wrong way. Looks like your loop makes for more fun.
"Fart in a paper bag, after eating the #17 plate from filibertos. STRAVA!" M77Ranger.
We actually parked at Walrod. So, I think we rode about 4 miles up Cement Creek Rd before we got to the Deadman's TH.
In retrospect, we should have parked at Deadman's.
Aside from several tenative conversations with locals working at a couple of in-town bike shops, we had no idea what we were in for. You know, we said we wanted to do a big loop with Double Top and they looked at us and took a step back like we just stirred up some deep, emotional trauma.