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Postby benny93 » May 27th, 2008, 4:20 pm

Tried to ride this trail on 5/24/08...The first .25 mile was dry...but then it quickly turned into a muddy swamp and a large fallen tree completely blocked the trail. Had to turn around and go home.
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Postby blacksword » June 19th, 2008, 11:21 pm

Anyone ridden this recently? I will be in the area next friday the 27th of June and was going to swing by if it is rideable.
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Postby fattyclark » June 20th, 2008, 5:57 am

I hear it can be muddy, give Jacks bikes a call in Monroe they will know.
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Postby ?andyA » June 20th, 2008, 6:13 am

I was just there a couple days ago and was about to post up on the trail conditions...

Front loop:
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.

Back loop:
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!
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Postby grnd93 » June 21st, 2008, 10:55 am

I'm willing to help clear the trail, I'm dying to get my wife and son out there.
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Postby bringjustn » July 23rd, 2008, 9:42 pm

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.
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Postby grnd93 » July 24th, 2008, 5:40 pm

I rode the 1.8 section earlier this week. Didn't know there was another section. Where is it, and how long is it?
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Postby bringjustn » July 25th, 2008, 10:50 am

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 :))
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Postby ?andyA » July 25th, 2008, 10:57 am

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.
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Postby grnd93 » July 26th, 2008, 12:20 am

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.
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Postby RAINMAN1 » July 26th, 2008, 1:26 am

rode both loops today. the front 1.8 is ok just a little over grown. the back 2.2 has some trees down and some the bridge have loose boards on them.
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Postby grnd93 » July 26th, 2008, 11:38 am

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.
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Postby RAINMAN1 » July 27th, 2008, 2:51 pm

one of the trees is big. on part of the trail in the back a top of a tree is on the trail blocking a big section
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Postby grnd93 » July 27th, 2008, 9:01 pm

Chainsaw it is then. If I get off work at a decent time anyday this week I'll try to clear it.
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*UPDATE*

Postby grnd93 » August 11th, 2008, 7:12 pm

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!
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