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I was just there a couple days ago and was about to post up on the trail conditions...
Mostly dry. The mud that is there is the clay/grease-like mud. First 0.4 miles has lots of face slappers, and a couple small trees down that you have to carry your bike over so be careful. The trail has lots of overgrowth, but is still rideable.
Beware, at about 0.6 miles there is a tree down with lots of thick branches. It covers up so much of the trail that I lost sight of where the trail continues. I had to walk a bit to find the continuation. I think there was 1 or 2 small fallen trees back here that you had to carry your bike over too.
I need to make some time to head down there more and help clear some trail. Oh, and bring plenty of big spray. They are out in force now!
I rode the 1.8 section today, and it is clear and a nice ride, alot of corners to practice on (I'm just getting into the mountain bike madness)
It will get muddyin the rain though some low spots.
also if your from Monroe and know where hellenburg (sp?) park is (I think it is on front street going towards the port of monroe past the east end, you can see it from the clamdigger) the island has a nice little path on it with a few jumps dug in, just don't ride into the river at the end of the island.
I was going off the little map that is ingraved on the sign at the end of the parking lot (you know where the road trail kinda sorta starts)
I'll try to get some pictures of the trail tonight (I hope to go out there again after work, now if only I didn't have a walmart bike that is down to 3 speeds, I should be getting one next weekend though )
grnd93 wrote:I rode the 1.8 section earlier this week. Didn't know there was another section. Where is it, and how long is it?
The "Back Loop" is beyond the grass field. After you exit the "Front Loop" turn left and continue down the grassy two track. You'll come to a point where you'll turn right, as you do that look to the left and you should spot a sign and trail entrance. This loop is 2.2 miles and very similar in style to the front loop - i.e. no hills here, and lots of turns. When you exit the back loop you'll be further away (down the grassy two track) from the parking lot. As you exit turn right to go back to the front loop/parking lot.
Thanks for the info. I was about to head down that way after my first lap of the 1.8 section this week, but didn't see any tire tracks or anything indicating that there was another section so I turned around and did another lap.
Next time I go down there maybe I'll bring a saw to clear the trees. How big are they, so I know what to bring? They've been down for a couple weeks at least, can't believe no one's taken care of them yet.
Rode both sections today. Trail is dry and clear. One of the bridges on the front section (3rd one in , i think) has developed a hole, and the 2nd bridge on the back section has a couple boards missing on the approach. A couple of low hanging trees on the back section, but nothing blocking the trail. Thanks to whoever cleared the tree!