Mistletoe State Park
Type: Multiple Loops
Distance: 13 miles
Directions: Visit the official
Mistletoe State Park website for directions by
Online Map: View the
trail in Google Maps by
Mistletoe State Park has a lot to
offer. The Rock Dam trail is the main feature, and is
accessible via the Cliatt Nature Loop. There a few
other trails as well, but the Rock Dam is the main trail.
The Rock Dam loop will challenge
even the most seasoned rider with several creek crossings, a
gully ride, and a long rocky, rooty extremely off-camber
climb. Most riders prefer the loop in the clockwise
The truly brave can try and ride
the rock dam itself!
Mistletoe can be linked with Keg
Creek by less than 3 miles of easy pedaling on paved roads.
Connector Routes page for details.
Visit the official Mistletoe State Park website for more
details, including a map
Large granite slab creek
crossing on the back entrance to the Rock Dam trail
Where water meets
granite, traction ceases to exist. Avoid the wet
Taking the safest way
across the creek, just downstream of the rock dam.
If you choose to ride the dam,
There's no easy way onto or off
the dam, it's narrow, and very slick in places.
But don't worry, the deep water
and rocks will break your fall if you mess up.
Most creek crossings have steep
exits, where a combo of wet tires and roots means little traction.
Dropping into the gully.
Carefully picking a line down
The narrowest section is before
riding under the tree in the background.