“A combination of three short loops to make a 4.6-mile beginner trail.
— Paul Thorsgaard
Short trail, not a lot of hills, doesn't get real busy, playground near parking lot
This is a great trail for beginners or for riders just wanting to pedal for an easy ride. There's only one obstacle, a large rock, that has a ride-around towards the end of Loop C. There's not a lot of climbing, but there are a few hills scattered between the woods and open prairie.
Don't ride if trails are wet.
Need to Know
The parking area holds around 20 cars and there is a port-a-potty, but no water. If the lot is full, the adjacent road is wide and it's legal to park along it. This is a multi use trail so you may see walkers, runners, and people with dogs. All trails are one-way.
A Loop - SingleTrack Sawmill
starts things out right from the parking lot. The trail is less than a mile long and features a twisting trail full of turns as it travels beneath the trees.
When combined with B Loop - Foul Pond
the two weigh in at two miles of riding. The trail darts in and out of the tree cover. Riders will encounter two wooden bridges, about four feet in width. One leads up to one of the longer climbs at Salem Hills.
South of the pond, riders can pick up C Loop - Prairie Fire
. This furthest out loop continues to travel in-and-out of the woods. There's one 10 foot bridge complete with railings to cross. Toward the very end of the loop, there's an optional 1.5 foot rock to ride over.
Continue clockwise on the trails until the B Loop ends on the A Loop. Turn right and pedal briefly until you see the start of Loop B again. Keep left for a short climb out to the parking lot or the start of A Loop.