August 27, 2016
This is a huge network of trails, nothing you see online will reveal the sheer size of this place.
I rode the blue intermediate trail. Signage is a bit tricky, and I ended up on some steep technical stuff by accident. It was easy to get back on track.
Some of the areas, like Fern Gully, are just beautiful. Flat and flowy, and there's just so much green it's overwhelming. Some areas are really well maintained with fun technical challenges. In a few areas the trail has just gotten too wide, and the erosion has turned the trail into a mass of roots. There are a lot of areas with significant washout, which is troubling because the only solution is to close sections and let them rest for a season or two.
I am still very new to this sort of riding, but I had a great ride and I will return. Make sure you put a fiver in the can by the big trail map at the trailhead, and support the trails you ride.