June 19, 2015
This is a challenging and well managed trail system that has a little bit for everyone . There is a fun little obstacle course with bridges and teeter-totters near the trail head, and plenty of easy to intermediate single tracks through the hilly forests surrounding the mounds. For the rider who wants a better challenge, there are some very technical cliff hangers complete with narrow bridges across gaps in the limestone cliffs, steep rocky climbs, and fast descents. The trails are very clearly marked and allow two way travel through most of the system, with one trail that is single direction only. As an intermediate rider, I was able to make it through nearly all of the trails without having to walk the bike, but I did end up getting out of the saddle for a few of the hairiest spots. I brought a full suspension mountain bike as well as a fat bike , and had a lot of fun on both. The area also attracts a lot of ATV riders for those of you who might like to give that a try, and there are some very nice campgrounds and lakes if you want to dip a few few worms after your ride.