September 19, 2015
Only my second time trail riding on my new bike. First time at this park. Parked off Pitman Rd and Jefferson Rd. Nice parking lot but sandy, and for others like me with OCD not good mixture for oil and grease in the cogs. I think it will be a great place to ride once I understand the markings. In some areas there are red arrows on the trees, some areas have green, and some pink(unless that's just really old red). Tried to follow the markings and they just stopped. Kind of left me hanging. I did find a loop back and then found the glorious "roller coaster" sign. THAT was super fun. I road a couple of miles before I just got frustrated with trying to find a marked trail. I will try it again. As a new rider, I will tell you that the roots on the trail are a tough to manage. Plus, some of the logs that were cut must have been done by tiny gnomes because they didn't leave much room between them, not for a 6 foot 250lbs dude on a 29er. The hills climbs are short but tough because of the roots. And oh, one hill, was soft dirt, like trying to pedal up peat moss.:-(
So, I would recommend it to novice and up riders, especially if you'll be able to do it more than just once.