Sprain Ridge is a mix of some cross country, all mountain, with some free ride lines. The park sits atop of a ridge line providing plenty of terrain and elevation changes. You come across rollers, drops and skinny's ranging from beginner to expert. If you look hard enough just off many of the trails you'll find something fun. Nearly all the trails are singletrack with the exception of one carriage trail that runs from the north of the park right down the middle to the south of the park.
From the parking lot you can start at 3 different trails. If you ride up the paved road and enter the parking lot to the right you'll find yourself at the start of Danny Wray Ramble
the beginner trails. On the bottom westside corner of the parking lot you can find the entrance to North Brothers Loop
intermediate trail. On the north right side of the parking lot you'll find the end of North Brothers Loop
and the beginning of Sprain Slick Rock
( advanced ).
Starting from North Brothers Loop
: You start right out with a roller straight down hill to a couple small drops. This trail is littered with roots, rocks, drops, rollers and berms to aide your flow. One of my favorites. Don't for get to take your time and look slightly off the trail for some gems if your looking for extra fun.
Ending North Brothers Loop
will land you at the north side of the parking lot and the beginning of Sprain Slick Rock
. The terrain gets more rocky and there are more technical climbs and rock overs to conquer if you want it. There is usually an easy way around the more advanced stuff here until you get to the switchback leading down and then up the ridge. Look out for fun log rides. You may want to explore here as well. There is plenty of steep slick rock off the trail that can be ridden.
At the end of Sprain Slick Rock
begins Eric's Over the log
. Fast, fun, rocky goodness. This trail speeds up but not without some pretty sick rollers to hit up on your way down to the south side of the park.
Once you finish with Eric's Over the log
you'll find yourself on a carriage road for a little. Look for a trailhead on the left. The first one should lead you to Boyce Trail/South Loop . it starts fast and flowy leading you to the lowest point in the park. You'll find yourself at a small pond and boulder heaven. Once past the boulders and an old abandon car you'll be greeted by a nice uphill. The trail continues south and around to the west side of park following the fence for Ridge Hill mall for a little. eventually you'll find yourself at the carriage road again. Continue uphill and look for the first trail on the left.
Once you find it you'll be at Danny Wray Ramble
. Not much but fun twisty stuff on this trail. If you stay left at the first fork on this trail you'll find yourself on some nice switchbacks with berms. At times you'll be slightly off camber that might tempt you to hit those brakes... but don't give in. This trail is much more fun going fast. Keep following the trail to the left and it will lead you to the beginner trailhead. From here all you do is ride the paved hill down to the main parking lot and you'll be back at your car.
There is plenty of fun to be had here for any level. Some of the features of this park aren't so apparent from the main trails. I have seen some 4-5 foot drops but i have been told there are some higher. Just make sure you check the obstacle before dropping in on it. The trail is constantly changing and evolving. Ride safe!