The trail is closed to bikes whenever there is sufficient snow for skiing. Fat bikes are not allowed on this trail during ski season.
This is a wide trail that is groomed in the winter time for cross country skiing. To accommodate the groomers, this trail is quite wide. The wide smooth nature of the trail, coupled with relatively gentle grades, make this the best place in Erie County to take an absolute newbie out to get hooked on mountain biking.
The trail starts at the cross country ski warming hut. These directions are for the clockwise direction. Head up the hill on the wide mowed trail. You'll see a singletrack off to your left, but skip that as it is a nasty climb. The grassy wide climb that is the ski trail has a steep part but soon levels off an enters the woods. Continue on until you get to a T-junction. The trail goes left (the right is a short cut cutting off just about the entire loop, so skip that).
At this point, the trail is a no brainer as it weaves in an out of spruce and deciduous stands, with moderate ups and downs throughout. At about one mile, you pass a lean to used for skiers to warmup in the winter. When you get to a climb at the edge of the field, you know you are getting to the top of the loop. At the top, the trail goes right, eventually looping back past that short cut you saw about a mile or ago.
The trail continues out into the field whereupon it drops gradually back to the ski warming hut.
Because the park grooms this trail in winter specifically for cross country skiing, no biking is allowed during ski conditions. This is a very popular place to ski, so please abide by this rule.