Westwood Trails

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.07 out of 5
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Intermediate
10
miles

Singletrack
↑ 3,700 ft
↓ 4,700 ft
1,060
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Not a very technically challenging trail, but deceptively challenging to your fitness level. Nice loop.
added by TMacTrailblazer February 10, 2006
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  lontay   on Apr 13, 2016
  John886   on Apr 13, 2016
  Brad price   on Jan 4, 2016
  Brad price   on Jan 2, 2016
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Gnarly


January 11, 2016
Brad price Gnarly  
 
Review: Nice trail around a small lake with some beautiful over looks. Worth a trip.

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Gramcounter


October 25, 2015
 
Review: Cool loop trail. Once you commit your in it whether you like it or not. The day we went it hadn't been fully groomed because of all the rain so no fault of the trail keepers. It was slightly damp and with all the ROOTS it made things interesting at time but it was fun and a good experience for the family. It challenged us all in some way or another and got the kids over a few butterflies.

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Granny Gear


September 17, 2015
chappiee67 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great 10 mile loop. Some climbing.

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Trailblazer

February 18, 2013
 
Review: 1900 S County Road 275 W, New Castle, IN is the listed address, but that won't get you to the park entrance. The "map it" is slightly off too. Type
"2036 S County Road 275 W, New Castle, IN" in googlemaps.com and that will take you to the park entrance. After passing the guard shack stay right and follow road about 1/4 mi to first parking lot (on left). Park there and follow bike signs painted on pavement to trailhead (approx 1/8 mi further down the road).

The trail is directional. It goes counter-clockwise around the reservoir and is easy to follow.

A short distance into the trail it will merge with the horse trail. Please be courteous. This is the only shared section and it is very short (100yds?). Follow signs to stay on bike trail. The trail crosses the horse trail a couple more times, but does not share. The direction of the bike trail at these intersections is obvious (straight across at 90 degress).

The trail is deceptively long. It is exactly 10 miles, but seems much longer. Take extra water, a tube, and CO2 or pump. It's not real technical. It's just a good long loop. The trail has a natural look and feel. Other than a couple of obvious bench cuts it seems like no tools where used to create the trail tread. That's one of things I like best about it. I rate it intermediate although there is nothing hard. It is narrow single track with a few climbs that beginners might have to walk. There are eleventy million bridges which make it interesting. It wraps around the reservoir so there is no shortcutting back if you get tired or break down. Make sure you are prepared when you leave the parking lot.
Approx ride times:
Racer: 50~60mins
Fast casual riser: 1 hr
Casual: 1.25~1.5hrs
Beginner: 1.5~2hrs

Westwood is near the top of my list of favs.

Similar Trail: Rangeline Nature Preserve's intermediate trail with more climbs

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Epic


November 20, 2012
 
Review: Bare Right from entrance to TH parking. There are separate Horse and bike/hike trails, bikes ccw hike cw. Park maps claim 10 miles but by GPS it's 7.8 with 2006 ft climbing with only a little over 200ft from the base of the dam to the high point. This is a tough trail, but not very technical. Just a ton of trail with some scary exposures to shear drops. Awsome work out. Some minor features like a log pile and water pipes , and burms. Hope I get back to do it again.

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Granny Gear

October 12, 2012
roach4092 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Got to ride there this summer. Was awesome. Wish I had the time to had done another loop but was just traveling through Indiana back to Pa.

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Granny Gear

June 7, 2012
rickb Granny Gear  
 
Review: After 700 miles of paved trail this year so far, this was my first real MB trail. Paying attention is key! Be ready for the unexpected! Heart racing climbs and exciting downhills! Watch the many roots! Overall a blast! When can I go again?

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Gramcounter

May 14, 2012
KKeg14 Gramcounter  
 
Review: This trail was a fairly easy ride but watch out for some tough climbs that come out of nowhere (especially toward the end of the trail). There are also a lot of roots on the trial. I kept catching the roots as I was going uphill and it made me loose my momentum. I counted around 20 bridges on the trail as it wound around the lake. There was also a lot of overgrowth on the trail when I was there; my legs were pretty cut up by the end from all the brush. The best part was the nature on the trail, especially seeing 2 deer! Overall, a very enjoyable ride that I'm ready to do again!* Review edited 5/13/2012

* Review edited 5/13/2012

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Gnarly

October 5, 2011
treky92 Gnarly  
 
Review: This is a great trail that seems to be rarely used but still well-maintained. Most of the trail is hardpack with one washout that has a temporary bridge currently. There are several short climbs and a ton of roots in the trail. Overall, it is not too technical though.

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Granny Gear

September 27, 2008
cmfergus Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is a fun trail. Not very crowded, I think I was the only one on the trail the last time I was there.

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Westwood Trails MTB Trail 4.07 out of 5 based on 14 ratings. 14 user reviews.
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