River Forks Trail
ElevationAscent: 223' 68 m
Descent: -215' -66 m
High: 939' 286 m
Low: 819' 250 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
“A short loop up and along a wooded ridge with a couple difficult ascents and fun descents.”— Darin Millsap
Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed
Going clockwise, you first start across what looks to be an old doubletrack across a mowed field until you reach a gate. From there, it turns to singletrack and the first half mile is a very mild climb with a bit of flow. It narrows in spots between trees and hillside.
After making the slow right curve, you come to a hard right and immediately the first steep ascent. Some tree roots and loose rocks make it a bit difficult, but after that, you slowly climb a bit more easily until you reach a steep and fun descent. Watch out for sharp turns, loose soil, tree roots, and narrow path.
At the bottom, you cross a small waterway and another steep ascent. A bit difficult for the first little bit, it soon becomes only a moderate ascent which seems a bit flowy as it winds its way along the ridge.
After passing a nearly abandoned picnic site on top of the hill, the path widens for a bit with a gravel surface. As you begin to descend, it once again becomes dirt with plenty of tree roots and logs across the path to prevent erosion. It makes for a quick but fun descent full of short drops at each log. It's a bit like steps.
You end at a gate back onto the park road just before the parking lot.
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