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Horse Creek Trail

 4.0 (1)

3.3 Miles 5.4 Kilometers


Paved Path

164' 50 m

Ascent

-34' -10 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

510' 156 m

High

379' 115 m

Low

Shared By Jennifer Roberts

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Simple, paved, short trail passing behind Horse Creek Golf club, through scenic woods and small neighborhoods.

Jennifer Roberts

Dogs Leashed

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Family Friendly Easy ride, interesting scenery.

I don't think the trail closes, but I wouldn't recommend riding here alone after dark. Parts of the trail are very secluded, and most of it isn't lit.

Description

Easy, paved, relatively flat trail through beautiful woods. People often walk their dogs here, and you may encounter a few off-leash pets in the neighborhood areas. Some of the dogs are quite vocal, and will run alongside you, but they are friendly and non-aggressive. They're always wagging their tales and I've never had one jump in front of my bike or try to bite me.

The ride in is slightly graded downhill. Enough that you don't really notice it until you turn around to ride back out. Be aware: the uphill ride out is much more tiring and will take longer than the ride in (but is still relatively easy). The trail crosses a few small back roads. Be sure to stop and check for oncoming traffic. There are covered benches and bike racks spread along the trail.

You can park at Bevill Community College and ride the whole trail, or follow the gravel road between Jet Pep and the Golf Club around to the right to the small parking area. Most people park behind Jet Pep.

From Bevill, the first leg takes you past the Post Office (if you play Pokemon Go, there is a Pokestop here), and a through a small neighborhood. These are not "nice" houses, but the people who live here seem kind and are always friendly. There is some fun artwork painted on the backs of the sheds and car trailers here. After that, you'll enter a wooded area. Sometimes, you can hear a nearby creek. When you leave the woods, you'll cross under 78. There is usually some litter under the overpass, and it often has a bad smell.

If you park behind Jet Pep, you'll be starting your ride just after the overpass (go to the left - west). This is where the trail officially begins. You'll then pass behind the driving range. There's a huge net along the left side of the trail to prevent walkers/bikers from golf balls.

Shortly after the driving range, you'll come to Sellers Rd. For an even shorter ride you can park at the small parking area at Sellers Rd. You'll then ride behind a subdivision, then it's just lovely woods on both sides of the trail for a while.

After the woods, you'll ride through another neighborhood. (This is one area where you may encounter off-leash pets.) The trail alternates passed woods, neighborhoods, and a couple of businesses before ending at a large field behind a fence. There is a covered bench at the end of the trail.

Overall, this is a nice trail. If you live in the area and are looking for a decent place to ride, I highly recommend this one.

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