Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cheney Trail

This map shows a nice 3.5 mile loop from the Cheney Creek Public Access Gate on the Withington Creek Road.  Though we hiked this recently, it looks like the best way to ride this loop is counter-clockwise.  The climb is all ridable and the descent back to the "Cheney Gate" looks like a blast with some great arcing turns.

A 3.5 mile loop isn't much, you are right.  Zoom out a click or two on that map below and you will see that this access looks like a great place to start and end the Rippey Loop for more mileage.  The trail is only a mile or so from the Baker Creek Trail that is shared by both loops.

Or, if riding the Rippey Loop from the Barracks Lane Trailhead, this little gem makes a great yo-yo lap in the middle if the ride.  So if anything, the Cheney Trail Access opens up several options to the great single track already in the area.

The Cheney Access Gate is about 2.5 miles south of Baker along the Withington Creek Road.

View Barracks Lane in a larger map