If you're looking for a trail to extend your ride after reaching Sitting Rock, you may want to take Cub Run Loop. This trail is a great one connecting to Kaylor’s Knob Perimeter and is typically part of the Massanutten Hoo Ha XXC.
Overall, Cub Run Loop is not too long (around 10 miles), but it features many technical sections, for example, the rocky and steep descent at the beginning of the trail. The loop is rated difficult and only suitable for advanced and experienced riders.
Cub Run initially starts with a relatively rocky but fun descent. The terrain will gradually become more technical. At the end of the descent, you'll experience a series of tight switchbacks.
In addition, you'll be riding on gravel and fire roads. To get to the gravel road, you're expected to do several creek crossings, so get ready to get wet especially if you ride after rain.
You can get access to Cub Run Loop from Sitting Rock of Kaylor’s Knob Perimeter.
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After descending Second Mountain #580 and Massanutten Mountain South #416, you'll take the gravel Cub Run Road for a short period before hitting the FS marker for Martins Bottom #579. Turn left and pedal up the fire road. Later you'll reach an intersection at the end of the fire road – ride towards 'Boon's Shelter' on Fridley Gap #419. You'll know you're on the right path because this section is super rocky and technical. The descent takes you back to the first creek crossing, cross it and head back up to Sitting Rock on Second Mountain #580.
Cub Run Loop is not very popular; you’re going to find you're all alone on most of this trail. It’s nice to have time being alone with nature, but accidents can occur and you definitely don’t want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere with a broken leg. Moreover, there’s no cell service here. So we highly suggest that you should ride with someone.
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