No motorized vehicles on singletrack.
Epic scenery with fast and fun flow style trails, about 5 miles of trails have been built with another batch of trails being slated for construction in: summer 2015. There has also been a jump course built. Currently there is no signage, this is in process and will be installed as soon as possible. Expect moderately difficult climbs with a few steep pitches, some technical sections and lots of fast singletrack. Trail conditions will be year round (with the exception of snow) once trail has seasoned in this year. Intended direction of the route finishes you out at the bottom of section 3 (to be named soon), which then would lead to a 4 mile dirt road climb back to the parking area. The trail was built directionally, so climbing back up Section 3
would be extremely difficult. Several sections are designed to be linked up as a continues route, with each section being broken up by the access road called "Pine Ridge". With the completion of the project, an additional 5 miles of trail are planned including a black diamond level "Downhill" trail. Ample parking is available along most of the trail corridor creating options for start and finish spots and shuttle opportunities.
Need To Know
Signage is not yet installed, most of the trail system does not have many trail junctions so a general sense of your location and the map will usually do. These trails were built very recently, some areas are still soft from recent construction, be mindful of your speed, and use at your own risk. There is no water on site, and no services within an hour's drive, be prepared. Cell phone coverage is patchy, in some places there is absolutely no signal, it is recommended to avoid riding alone, or at least tell someone where you have gone.
Pine Ridge traverses through rolling black oak prairies and some conifer tree stands. The trail was designed to be ridden in either direction, although the general trail system is designed to be ridden from highest to lowest point, which will start you on the northern end of the trail system.
We recommend parking at the main area as designated on the map and riding from there. You can either ride along Pine Ridge Road to loop around to the northern end, or you can ride Pine Ridge as an out-and-back starting from the parking area.
When the entire trail system is finally built, this may shift to starting at the very top of the trail system that is slated to be built this summer (2015). Expect relatively non-technical singletrack with flow style bermed turns, and a few steep but short climbs.