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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Roy » June 9th, 2014, 10:52 am

Monday the 9th
Trail very ridable. The trail is very soft at the long bridge, but ridable.
The trail runners should flatten the trail in a few days.


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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby buckeyefan58 » June 14th, 2014, 8:40 am

Any word on trail conditions after the little bit of rain this week? Hoping to get out this afternoon.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » June 14th, 2014, 12:44 pm

buckeyefan58 wrote:Any word on trail conditions after the little bit of rain this week? Hoping to get out this afternoon.

It should be fine maybe a little soft in spots but ridable. just do not stop the mozzies are crazy
thick in there. I have been trying to get a deadfall cut out by "big Skinny" but they are just to thick at this time to
do that kind of work.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby buckeyefan58 » June 14th, 2014, 12:59 pm

Just got back. There were a couple damp spots but it was rideable. Are you talking about the deadfall in by the 2 skinnies and log pile? There was a skinny set up on it that looked sketchy. It may not have been attached.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » June 14th, 2014, 1:09 pm

buckeyefan58 wrote:Just got back. There were a couple damp spots but it was rideable. Are you talking about the deadfall in by the 2 skinnies and log pile? There was a skinny set up on it that looked sketchy. It may not have been attached.


Yup that is the one im talking about. I would not ride that sketchy one it is not attached, I have removed it twice
it keeps getting put back. Hopefully we get some dry weather and that last mozzie hatch dies off, so I can get that
deadfall removed.
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CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby InTeRnEt_RyAn » June 15th, 2014, 12:02 pm

Started at Edison Ct. Rode today,a pair of us, all the way to black top at the underpass, and back. Doubled back and did it again, back to black top and upto downtown Utica. We were discussing if the "proposed hike/bike " trail is open to River Bends?
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby c0nsumer » June 15th, 2014, 2:41 pm

Not in place, but you can get through pretty easily.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby InTeRnEt_RyAn » June 15th, 2014, 7:04 pm

c0nsumer wrote:Not in place, but you can get through pretty easily.

Do we go down those steps in Utica and follow the river up? Or should we head up that side street by the abandoned construction site.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby buckeyefan58 » June 15th, 2014, 8:39 pm

After going through the tunnel under M-59, make a right on Auburn Road then a left on Brownell St. Go past the school (Eppler) and make a left on Chapoton. Go down the grass hill where it dead ends and make a right on the single track. Follow the single track along the fence. The single track splits just beyond the fence. I think you need to make a right where it splits. You used to be able to go straight across the tracks, but I am not sure how the electrical tower work has affected the route. Riverbends trail is just on the other side of the railroad tracks.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby InTeRnEt_RyAn » June 15th, 2014, 8:40 pm

Perfect. Familiar with RB. Just not with connection. Anyone done both? What's the mileage? Assuming you do both twice to complete a loop and finish where you started.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby utabintarbo » June 15th, 2014, 9:26 pm

InTeRnEt_RyAn wrote:Perfect. Familiar with RB. Just not with connection. Anyone done both? What's the mileage? Assuming you do both twice to complete a loop and finish where you started.


~16.5 -17 miles (http://www.strava.com/activities/132849648). :icon_thumleft:
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby FLIPMODES » June 15th, 2014, 9:28 pm

Rode CRP/RB combo tonight with Steve. Strava recorded 17.9 miles. Trail was in good shape once again just in time for the rain to come. :lol:
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » June 16th, 2014, 11:06 am

How did you get from RB to CRPT? Up to 22 mile and down into utica then paved path? Or is there a way to get around the back entrance...
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » June 16th, 2014, 11:08 am

The last time I tried the Chapoton route.. it was completely closed.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby lawn dart » June 16th, 2014, 11:14 am

2slo2endo wrote:The last time I tried the Chapoton route.. it was completely closed.

Go one street north of Chapoton, turn left onto the access road that passes through the old slaughterhouse. At that point you will see the construction road (the Big Timber Highway) that takes you straight in to River Bends.
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