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Level: Beginner
Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +38/32 ft
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking Basic Training Skills Trail

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#14 of 97 mountain bike trails in Indiana
#645 in the world

The eastern side of this trail is the "Little Kids Loop", a wide, flat, curving trail perfect for learning how to ride corners and find lines. The trail meanders through a meadow and at the end either a sharp left closes the Little Kids Loop or continuing straight the trail gives way to narrow singletrack and a sudden, short uphill that begins the "Big Kids Loop," a winding bench-cut trail with many short up and downhill segments and berm-turns built along several small ridges. There are 11 wooden features, mostly skinnies (6 on Little Kids, 5 on Big Kids) that progressively become more difficult along the totality of the Basic Training Skills Trail.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
Access this trail from the north side of the Landing Zone Skills Park, following a wood-chipped path to the beginning of the trail.
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  • rannetk

    Wow! This "basic" training area is cool! Even for experienced riders... It is split into two areas, the "little" kids trail and the "big kids trail. Combined, the 1-mile loop is a perfect warm-up for the rest of the park... and you can ride with your kids, not matter how old or how skilled! There are cool, progressive riding features, and the staff has added some nice picnic benches, swings, etc for parents to watch their little ones. Don't miss this one!

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  • clntgrffn

    This is a fun little trail with something for everyone including the kids.

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  • William V. Ganis

    This trail has so many cool features. The first part is flat but has 6 features including progressive skinnies and a teeter-totter. The second half beautifully uses the topography to make a fun trail with punchy hills and fast, short descents--there are 5 more wooden features over there where the skinnies truly become skinny.

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