May 9, 2015
Great Early Season riding. Most will ride up the closed road in the early spring tow the caverns parking area and then chose one of the three descent options. I prefer to punish myself and ride the single track up for cardio and then ride one of the other sections back down. There are several options which makes this a great place to ride. Option 1 is to ride the road up and pick one of three descents. Descent 1 is from the lower parking lot and takes you back down the mountain on the south west side. Its a steep decent with technical turns and rock drops. Descent 2 is a fork off of Descent 1 that loops back around the north side of the mountain and eventually connects to Descent 3. Descent 3 starts at the top parking area and drops down the north side of the mountain and ends in the campground.
I prefer to ride up the single track from the campground. The trail splits in a saddle about half way up. Take the right fork and grind up to the next fork. Here a left turn will take you into the lower parking area. A right turn will take you back down the best single track section to the parking area. Descent 3 is fun and fast with some loose rock sections that can catch you off guard and be dangerous if your not experienced. The lower half of this descent is epic and fun. I do not recommend trying to ascend up this section due to the loose rocks.
March 31, 2015
Worth the trip hands down
Lewis And Clark Caverns State Park MTB Trail
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2 user reviews.