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Level: Beginner
Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +63/68 ft
Total: 6 riders
 

Mountain Biking Alpha

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#9 of 98 mountain bike trails in Indiana
#428 in the world

From the Perimeter Loop, this trail starts with a short but furious uphill section heading west and a fast, short saddle rising into another short climb. A sustained downhill section follows. The singletrack then enters into a longish climb and passes the entrance to the Proving Grounds Advanced Drop at left. Alpha then becomes a series of descents, rises, and switchbacks among many small ridges, and eventually crosses a long wooden bridge and passes the Landing Zone before heading back north. The return has a challenging uphill section and ends with a wooden berm and wooden bridge features and some last downhill fun--ending at the West Lake Trail just east of the Alpha entrance.

First added by William V. Ganis on Jul 23, 2016. Last updated Apr 22, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Access from Perimeter Loop, west of lake.
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  • rannetk
    *****

    This is another one of my favorite trails... it is close to the LZ/Parking area and is perfect for a quick ride. Challenging enough, and has some sweet features and trail sections. Do not miss out on this gem when getting out to see the rest of the park!

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  • clntgrffn
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    Alpha is a fun trail that close to the LZ so you can get on the trail quickly if you only have a few minutes to ride and it is a blast.

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  • jblakegriffin@gmail.com
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    Great Loop with great features that can be passed up if not ready. Includes 3 foot drop, large wooden berm and a big dirt kicker that will sent you flying if you have your wings. Great flow with a few challenging climbs and numerous downhill opportunities.

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