Forest City Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.31 out of 5
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Intermediate
10
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,600 ft
↓ 2,500 ft
1,065
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
This is a new trail built by volunteers and Route 66 bike shop. Counter clockwise or clockwise either way it's pretty easy. There are a few areas (creek crossings) that may be challenging for beginners but a slightly experienced rider will have no issues with this trail. Lots of rocks and not much elevation gain.

Update 6/17/14:

For 2014 Forest City is upgraded with an additional 1.5 miles of trail and a new downhill-only pump/flow trail. Updated maps are available at the trailhead most of the time, and also can be easily downloaded from route66bicycles.com/get/shreddy.
added by mtnspectreGnarly July 18, 2010
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (23 total check-ins)
  Sheri571   on Nov 25, 2015
  rick417   on Nov 23, 2015
  RoadWarrior   on Nov 7, 2015
  CFM   on Oct 9, 2015
  Ot S.   on Sep 8, 2015
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Reviews (16)
 



December 9, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Went today, 12/09/15 and it was beautiful. Got a flat near the end but regardless it was a blast. If you push yourself fast enough it can be pretty challenging at parts. Trail was in great shape, and there were no fallen trees.

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Granny Gear

October 13, 2015
shredder Granny Gear  
 
Review: Very similar to Greens and Lost Valley; a fast and somewhat technical ride (if you choose to). In as much as it's 1 1/2 hours from Wildwood I would only go to add variety to my riding

Similar Trail: Greensfelder

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June 28, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Rode it for the first time today. Trial was very nice and easy to follow. Side trails where posted and a little more difficult but still a great ride. Was a few wet spots but 99% of trail is dry.

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Gnarly


May 18, 2015
rick417 Gnarly  
 
Review: Unfortunately the trails were too wet to ride without the possibility of creating damage. I did ride the Monkey Barrel (conservatively) a couple of times (once in each direction) to get some dirt on the tires. This section was fun and in drier conditions looks like a fast track. The trail is wide enough to get some speed. I hope to travel back to experience the rest of the trail. Kudos to the maintainers for such a nice riding opportunity.

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Bunny Hop


May 5, 2015
 
Review: This truly might be my new favorite place to ride. There are various connecting trails that I didn't get to but the main trail was simply a blast. And very pretty. It wasn't terribly difficult but it was not too easy to make it boring either. I loved it. The other thing I loved was the lack of traffic. It was a well maintained trail. Well marked. Yet not crowded. It's a fair distance from me but worth the drive.

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Granny Gear

October 21, 2014
 
Review: I ride the Trails at least three times a month. The layout is excellent and the trails can be ridden by most Mountain bikers with some skills. I usually take two laps of the larger loop. I enjoy the varying rocks and roots and seem to get faster every time I ride it. I would recommend this trial system to anyone who want to ride a well built system.

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Gramcounter

August 15, 2014
kc0aac Gramcounter  
 
Review: Some side loops more technical

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Singletrack


July 22, 2014
CFM Singletrack  
 
Review: This is one of the best places to ride that you've never heard of. Forest City has been layed out on city property a short greenway ride from the center of St. James. It features a lot of rocky terrain, many twists and turns, ledges, and a neat little downhill run that can be repeated by taking a gravel return route. The trail has different difficulty options clearly marked. The only drawback was that I never quite knew where I was while riding. This is usually remedied with a trail map, but none were available at the trailhead the day I rode.

Similar Trail: Binder Lake

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Gramcounter

May 22, 2014
 
Review: It's definitely a beginner trail for the most part, but there are some alternate routes labeled as more difficult that are intermediate. These sections are more technical and a load of fun. If you live close by it is definitely worth it.

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Gramcounter


June 1, 2014
 
Review: I'd have to place over all dificulty at intermediate, just based on the amount of rocks, and climbing. I agree that the tech options are all pretty much intermediate, or at least doable with practice by a duffer like me :)

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Poseur

July 23, 2013
rollhard Poseur  
 
Review: Narrow trail lots of rocks but fast with a few short climbs here and there. Very well mantained.

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Forest City Trail MTB Trail 4.31 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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