Gabriel’s Loop 12.7 km
Gabriel’s Loop follows two upgraded sections of the Leopard Trail hike, connecting the first half of day 1 with the second half of day 2. The trail takes you past Gabriel’s pools, a spectacular small kloof with steep sides and shade. After rains the kloof has clear running water, deep pools and a waterfall. To get you going the ride begins with the steep kick-start climb up onto the plateau – few ride this section all the way. From there onward it is a perfect-to-ride tame and smooth sand-packed downhill trail for around 3 km before turning toward Gabriel’s Pools. Go into the kloof on foot for a look, then return back to the path and over the ridge to connect up with the return trail. A 3km uphill awaits, after which there is a dream downhill back to base camp. Gabriel’s loop is used by trail runners, mountain bikers and day hikers. As with all our MTB rides, please take care – this is remote wilderness far from medical support.
Logistics and Reservations
Gabriel’s Loop MTB Trail is free and only available for guests staying overnight at Cedar Falls Base Camp. The trail starts at the Cedar Falls reception.