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Mt. Magazine Gravel Circumnavigation

Mt. Magazine Gravel Circumnavigation

This is a great gravel route around Mt. Magazine.  A great starting point is the Upper Spring Creek Baptist Church located on the Old Booneville Road.    You can ride this route in either direction but counter clockwise has more gradual climbs.   The trip takes you by Spring Lake and Blue Mountain Lake.  Due to the route elevation there are only a few vistas available but the mountain is visible to keep you interest in the ride.   This route does not have a lot of traffic except for weekends during gun deer season.

Distance:  56 miles

Climbing:  3,478 Feet

Surface:  Forest roads, county roads and rural pavement.

Safety:  Road conditions depend on weather conditions.  There are concrete fords that are passable a reasonable amount of time after a rain.  There are a few blind corners on some of the faster downhill sections.

 

Photo Credit:  Michael Roys