If you are looking for a relatively short and easy loop in North Fork Park, this is probably about as easy as it gets. This can be ridden in either direction and by riders of most abilities. You begin at the South Parking lot trailhead and you will ride Trail 365 and Pipeline as a loop.
Our favorite way to ride this short loop is to ride up Pipeline to the Trail 365 junction and then continue up Trail 365 until you reach the top just above the Horse corrals and then enjoy a twisty ride back to the trailhead.
This trail combo is a good way to get started at North Fork Park, and can serve as a good warm up lap before jumping on other trails as well. This is also a very beginner friendly pair of trails that feature some good practice on switchbacks, light chunky sections and dealing with traffic.
Trail Map and Elevation Profile
Max elevation: 5828 ft
Min elevation: 5558 ft
Total climbing: 682 ft
Total descent: -719 ft
Option to extend your ride
If you want to add some miles and elevation, you can pass the first Trail 365 junction and continue on Pipeline until you reach Cinch, then make the nearly 180 degree turn to ride the short distance to the road, cross the road and ride a short distance on Mule Ear until you reach TMF. Hang a left onto TMF and from here you will pick up some pretty good elevation as you ride up Cold Canyon past the camp sites and almost to the waterfall trailhead before you make a 180 and then continue back down the canyon until you reach Trail 365 again.