Beginning at the intersection with Rocky Ridge Loop
, Breeden Ridge is one of O'Bannon Woods State Park
's newest trails. It joins with the new Potato Run Trail
near the Nature Center.
Breeden Ridge begins with a classic hand-built segment leading into a challenging rock garden with a number of optional lines. Past the rock gardens, the new machine built trail begins, with a rolling climb to the top of Breeden Ridge. A stair-step segment through the rocks leads toward the top of the ridge.
Once at the top of the ridge, the trail twists, and winds, with a number of berms and rollers, and descends through a challenging, rocky staircase toward more berms, rollers, and rock features. A log jump will challenge many riders, as the trail climbs toward a small woodland pond--the highest point on the trail. From the pond, a series of twisting turns leads into a rock jump, more rollers and then a tabletop feature, before reaching a horse trail crossing.
Past the ridge line horse crossing, the trail begins to descend toward Potato Run, with a series of table tops, more rolling berms and rock features, as it drops down into the valley. Watch for a large fallen tree that has been used to create a natural log skinny.
Use caution while approaching the horse trails, and yield to horseback riders, if present.
A series of snake-like berm turns lead into a series of tabletops before the creek crossing. With a twisting climb up the other side of the creek, the trail begins to level out, with another series of rollers and tabletops, before joining the Potato Run Trail
A left at the trail junction will return the rider up Potato Run toward the campground while a right turn will allow the rider to continue toward the bottom of the Group Camp Trail