Loop 2: Bland Hills • Length: 9.2 miles • Ascents: 2 (2.9 & 1.3 miles) • Gain: 560 & 540 ft. • Hwy. miles: 1.4



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This tour begins at the Clinton Hedrick Community Building in Riverton. The unmarked entrance from US Rt. 33 is adjacent to Raines's Exxon and a sign well back from the road identifies the grounds as the Spruce Mt. Ruritan Club Park.

Begin the tour by exiting from the parking lot at the far end, turning right on the paved road parallel to the river. At 0.1 miles turn left at the stop sign, cross bridge and at 0.4 miles, turn right on Roots Run Road (Rt. 9/5)

The road is paved but narrow, and it gradually ascends alongside the stream for which it was named. At 3.3 miles turn left on US Rt. 33 and continue ascending North Mt. until at 4.7 miles, you make a left turn onto the Bland Hills Road (Rt. 5/8).

Notice: This road contains cattle guards. The mesh type may be easily ridden over but the pipe type may need to be walked across. Don't be surprised if you encounter sheep or cattle in the road during your ride. This is a winding, rolling paved road that traverses the ridges and valleys flanking North Mt.

At 7.0 miles, take a left on Horse Ridge Road (Rt. 9/4) and descend to its end at 8.6 miles, where you turn left on the Germany Valley Rd. (Rt. 9).

After passing the intersection with Roots Run Road at 8.7 miles, retrace your route (0.5 miles) to the starting point.


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