Henry Farm Park

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3.67 out of 5
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Intermediate
4
miles

Singletrack
↑ 400 ft
↓ 400 ft
692
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Trail consists of several loops. Red trail is the longest, 3 mi. The other loops, blue, yellow, orange, are all less than 3 miles.
added by kyle8181Bunny Hop January 29, 2012
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Granny Gear

November 2, 2014
ngneer Granny Gear  
 
Review: Rode part of this trail today and was very disappointed being only 30 minutes away from home. Needs better signage at start. I just happened upon the start. Only rode for 30 minutes and left. Really rocky and rootie. Sorry guys it just didn't match up to the reviews. Maybe it gets better further around the trail. I consider myself an intermediate rider just not my trail.

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Granny Gear

August 23, 2014
 
Review: This is a very well designed trail. The elevation changes as you climb up the mountain are just the right amount of up and down to give a great workout without being overly difficult. The trail is somewhat narrow so expect to be brushed by plant life on your arms and legs periodically. There are quite a lot of tree roots that cross the trail but not much rocks. The dirt is somewhat soft and there's a layer of leaves and pine needles in most places so tires with aggresive tread will be helpful. It's basically a three and a half mile loop that consists of lots of switchbacks. Because of proximity to the highway you never really get that sense of being alone in the woods because of the faint sound of traffic in the distance. Nevertheless the birds singing and the sheer beauty of this trail and it's surrounding foliage make this well worth it. This is truly an intermediate blue trail. Definitely not for beginners or casual mountain bikers but not hard at all for anyone who is a reasonably capable rider. As of this time there are no obstructions blocking the trail and it was just an all around great workout. I was very pleased with this trail and highly recommend it.

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Granny Gear

December 29, 2013
Carmine Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is more a progress report than a review. We've reached this trail's maximum density: 3.5 miles. There are now three marked loops (1.1 mi, 2.4 mi and 3.5 mi), but you can make your own variations once you know the trail well enough. If you rode this trail more than two or three months ago, then you'll find significant improvements when you come back: namely, benching. This will be our focus in fact for the near future. My plan is to keep attacking the most irritating sections of the trail and turning them into the best sections. We've now done this to about half a mile of it. The trail is much more fluid already.

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Granny Gear

December 15, 2013
Willy7467 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Pretty technical ride with quite a few climbs. I bent my rim so didn't get to finish up.

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Granny Gear

July 3, 2013
horsefly23 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Love this trail. Most of the trail was cut by hand making it narrow and technical. Great climbs that will challenge you, with a nice downhill reward at the end of the loop. If you get too worn out the trail is mostly switch backs so you can easily make a route out if you need to.

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Poseur

April 6, 2013
 
Review: Here's how you plan your trip: stay in Jacksonville at the Hampton Inn. Kiddos can cruise the Chief Ladiga rail trail and play at Germania Springs. Hit Henry Farm the first day, second day Coldwater Mountain, next day Coleman Lake or Mount Cheaha. Jacksonville has good restaurants and JSU night life, makes an easy home base.

Similar Trail: Cheaha Mountain Express

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April 3, 2013
Guest   
 
Review: lots of roots, switchbacks, rocks, and climbing! Really enjoyed this trail, and will be going back in the near future.

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Poseur

March 20, 2013
JChambers Poseur  
 
Review: good trail overall.not the best.lots of ups and downs.like the other reviews,good cardio workout.some trails not marked. few trees down when i went,i had to walk around.i enjoyed it the trail.i feel it has lots of room for improvent.

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Poseur

April 6, 2013
 
Review: We had a massive rainstorm on March 18 with 70 mph winds and hail. Had ten trees blow down, some huge enough to block several passes. Took us a few days to get a chainsaw crew out there to clear it all. Sorry for the inconvenience, but it is awesome to see the power of Nature.

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March 12, 2013
Guest   
 
Review: There is no denying that this is a very challenging trail with several steep sections and some loose rock in places. However, besides the quick elevation gain, there is nothing overly technical about this trail. It provides a great strength and cardio workout, especially if you are short on time. It is also within shouting distance of the Chief Ladiga, which is nice. Jacksonville is very fortunate to have this trail.

Similar Trail: Iron Legs but shorter

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Poseur

March 11, 2013
 
Review: This is a great little trail conveniently located behind Jacksonville Hospital. The woods are so gorgeous that it has been turned into an arboretum used by JSU ecology classes (with a few tree ID markers scattered throughout). It is on a hilly site, but it varies up and down enough that a beginner can stay mostly on the bike. It's a good cardio workout that will build endurance. This trail is "home cooking"--you get to feel more in the woods and not so much in Disneyland. Almost 4 miles total on the long loop but can take a shortcut back if it gets late. Highly recommended!

Similar Trail: Chewacla State Park in Auburn; Trussville

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Henry Farm Park MTB Trail 3.67 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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