September 16, 2013
This trail system just recently reopened after a complete rework by SORBA. While is is a small trail system, it packs in a variety of terrain types, from easy rolling trail to steep, tight switchbacks that will get your heart racing.
A lot of the trails are dug out of the side of the ridge, and therefore have some substantial drop offs that caused me to pucker up a couple times due to my overconfidence. The downhill sections with the drop offs right next to the trail are quite exhilarating, at least for me, with plenty of opportunities to catch air and just ride as fast as you can. I don't know if it will change with time, but right now the trails are mostly free of roots, but with use that could change.
The uphills suck. But what goes up must come down, and that makes these trails worth the burning leg muscles.
You can cover everything here in an hour and a half. But it's great location just a few minutes downtown makes it a great option for people after work who want to get a ride in before they get home. I'll be visiting these trails many times in the future.
Some trails at Raccoon Mountain