May 7, 2012
I took a weekend trip to Jackson for business and could afford the pleasure of bringing my bike along for riding during some downtime. I thought I would give some of the local trails a shot and I started here (seeing as there are only two in the area). Bottom Line: This trail needs some attention ASAP. It's a good run through the woods with some short steep uphills and a few good downhills; even one that has you riding down a cement storm runoff for a few feet. As soon as I got out to the park I noticed something peculiar...I was the ONLY one out there. There is a playground, multiple baseball fields and a nice bmx track, but I was the only soul out there the entire time. I just thought it was strange as how I'm used to seeing other riders or walkers where ever I go. Anyway, this trail would have been a blast, but it's obvious that there has been some lapse in the maintenance. Thick pine straw covered the trail everywhere which made it (1) difficult to follow the trail and (2) pretty nerve racking in corners. Other spots were eroded and couple of bridges were in shabby condition; almost thought I was going to go through one. I could only bear to ride for approx 4 miles before I got tired of riding through this barren and overgrown trail that had me constantly eating spider webs (you can tell no one goes there often). To sum it up: This trail used to and still has some awesome potential, but unless they (The Jackson Dirty Spokes Club @ Bicycle City; supposed keepers to this trail) give this place some love and clean it up a bit, I wouldn't advise making the drive.
just go ride through some uncut forest