“A fun tour of this under-appreciated, in-town riding option that's an excellent options for beginners!”
— MTB Project Staff
Special urban deer archery and crossbow season. This season, which may be implemented within incorporated limits of a city, town or village, opens 21 days prior to the opening of the statewide deer archery season and closes on the last day in December. Bikers are cautioned to stay on marked trails during this time.
Mostly flat loop with some challenging climbs and occasional features. Omit the power line climb and Pappas
trail for a super beginner friendly ride.
Once you have entered the park, the system starts with a nice warm-up on Newell
, an easy gravel trail a short ways before turning right onto Colombo
(another gravel trail).
A 0.1 miles along Colombo
, enter Dean
on the left. Dean
offers a slight elevation change and some views of the wetlands contained within the park. There can be some drainage issues on the upper section, so be mindful of the trail conditions. You'll exit Dean
and cross Colombo
again; as you cross Colombo
, the trail becomes Albright
. After a brief climb and a few rocky features, you'll come to a power line clearing; keep following Albright
to the right.
; take this trail and follow it onto Allmen
to catch the entrance to Pappas
(left across the drainage). The Pappas
Trail is a short climb to a benched cut sidehill over rocky terrain. This is a relatively scenic section with the trail winding above and below an impressively large slab of rock. The Pappas
trail is beginner friendly, but it does contain tight singletrack on a steep hillside. If this is not in your comfort zone, continue on Allmen
until you catch Gainer
Coming off Pappas
you'll cross Allmen
and enter directly into Gainer
features a very short climb to a fun downhill and rock garden. Gainer
will exit left onto Newell
and returns you to the park trailhead.