November 15, 2015
I went biking here on a beautiful day, November 15th, 2015. We enjoyed the ride, but it was somewhat disappointing as so many trails were closed off. In fact, the only trail open was the double-wide Red loop. Everything else had lots of brush and trees intentionally downed to block the way, including many warning signs (some of them cut down).
I talked to a local biker who filled me in on the whole thing - Basically, preservation efforts are in conflict with people who enjoy walking and biking the trails. Locals have taken to clearing the barricades themselves whenever the stuff is put up so that they can continue enjoying the trails. However, two weeks ago, they went all out in barricading the single-tracks and it's currently impossible to negotiate.
In reading about it after I got home, the town has identified a need to ratchet up efforts to block trail access and enforce violations. So in short, it doesn't look very promising for this area to maintain the single-tracks that a lot of folks have enjoyed. I'm disappointed I missed out on it - by two weeks. It looked promising. There isn't enough trail or fun to be had here at this time to recommend it to anyone from out of town. From 15 minutes away on a nice day like in my case, then it may be worth it for a relaxing bike ride. But what's left of the trail system is not what a lot of people would consider MOUNTAIN biking.