November 7, 2016
Everyone raves about Six Mile so I decided to give it a try. After logging about 17 miles and 250 feet of elevation, I think we covered about everything there. This is probably the best beginner trail out there. Not much climbing and the terrain is very easy. Unfortunately for me, there's not much climbing and the terrain is very easy. The straight path is nice because you can turn back at any time. Ride until you're tired and then come back. You also can't get lost so everyone can go their own pace and regroup farther down the trail.
WARNING: I'd still highly recommend a mountain bike for beginners. Sure, you CX guys can rip it here but if you're just starting out or want to introduce a buddy, proper off road tires will help significantly. Front suspension will help too.
This trail is fast and flowy with some fun bridges and small jumps but will likely be a little boring for advanced riders. I'm having fun whenever I'm on my bike but left Six Mile wanting more.
I'd give Six Mile Run 4 stars because it's probably the best at it's job, which is being a super fast, fun to ride, beginner friendly trail. Certainly a nice change of pace (literally) but as someone who prefers to ride more challenging terrain, I'd probably look to get my thrills elsewhere.