Family Friendly: There may be a couple spots where the kids would have to hike-a-bike, but that's a good teaching opportunity for parents. Smile.
Part of the OxBow Trail System
, the trail winds back and forth on the south bank of the Salt Creek to complete an almost one-mile loop. Parking is available at a lot on the corner of 13th and Silver Street.
At the start of the singletrack is a historic marker in memoriam for a pioneer child who lost his life. Past the marker, the trail is a bit more open than the nearby Sandy Wash
trail on the other side of Salt Creek. Sandy Flow opened in early 2017 and provides a fun route with opportunities for higher speeds, the young nature of the trail will require more wheeled-traffic to bed-in properly.
There are around 30 technical trail features on Sandy Flow including larger berms, progressive jumps, and skinnies. Nearly every feature has a ride-around. Overall, the trail is a bit more difficult than Sandy Wash
, but it's still approachable for newer riders. The western end of the loop connects to Jaxon's Loop
, which adds about 1/3 of a mile of intermediate/advanced terrain and features (these features don't have ride-arounds).