When heading from the parking lot on the Tortoise Trail
in the clockwise direction look for the intersection where the Tortoise Trail
crosses the service road. After crossing the service road look for the sign indicating the entrance to the Village Trail. At this point you'll have the option to stay right and continue on the Tortoise Trail
or veer left and enter the Village Trail.
The trail is smooth and well packed down without many roots to speak of. It includes several opportunities to pick up speed and there is some fun flow despite being relatively twisty. The trail is wooded until near the end where you pass by an abandoned structure. Use caution here as there's lots of debris. You'll pass the structure just before you cross the creek on a bridge to join back up to the White Tail Trail
. From here, you can decide to continue on the White Tail Trail
or try out the Red Tail Trail