|Directions - Take Coal Rd (FR42) from SR664.
Drive down Coal and the Kennedy Ridge trail comes in on the left
right at the 4 mile mark. You probably won’t see the
trail, it’s small. Park anywhere along Coal Rd between
mile 4 and mile 7 in one of the several small parking areas.
At mile 7 on Coal Rd, there will be an obvious and well traveled
left. It is not marked, but this is FR162 and Stony Run,
where the biking climb begins.
Description - Casual
but rocky DT climb up FR162. Stony Run is a very eroded
DT that is probably not ridable. Stony Run and FR162
cross a handful of times, but the obvious road is 162 (stay on 162).
Muddy 4WD road across Big Levels. At just past
5.5 miles, you will reach the intersection of Kennedy Ridge, FR162, and
Mary’s Creek Trail. Go left on Kennedy ridge.
Please do not venture onto the tempting ST on the right, it is not
bike legal and goes into St. Mary’s Wilderness. “Green
Pond” is not visible or is not there, so don’t look for it.
Once on Kennedy Ridge itself, the ride is almost all dirt DT
downhill. There is one short rocky section and one very
tough rocky ST climb. The vast majority of the DH is
smooth DT with water bar jumps here and there. Somewhere
in there is a short ST section, but it does not make the ride worth it.
Honestly, this loop would be more fun in the reverse direction.