A double loop with some unexpected challenges along the way.”
— Joe Rana
Closed when wet.
A number of surprises will be found on this trail. There are several mounds to ride over and a number of trees crossing the trail that you can jump. They are mostily smaller sized trees. There is also an unexpected large bank built in the small loop in the inner loop. Some of the inclines on the south end near the airport are a bit challenging.
Need to Know
Some of the stream crossings are narrow. There are a few rocky areas to look out for.
While the ride takes place within the same forest area, you get the distinct feeling that you're traveling into different types of forests. Watch for the changes in the trees. Be prepared to see some deer, turtles and other animals along the path. Starting off on the inner loop there are some stretches that allow for faster speeds.
Most of the trees crossing the path are small and easy to jump over. They are a good size to practice on for larger trunks. The wood banked ramp within the inner loop was a surprise. The outer loop takes some switch backs and near the end takes you to the south end of the course near the airport. Some steeper challenging areas here that are difficult to climb. The last stretch opens to a small clearing where you should be on the lookout for deer.
History & Background
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