May 23, 2016
I just got back today from hitting this awesome trail twice! This trail has gotten some mixed reviews but I had a lot of fun with a buddy of mine, pedaling out 10.14 miles. It was 4.5 miles if you stick to the trail. We ended up down in the campground the first round and it was 5.5 miles. This trail is a great mix of uphill, downhill, rocks, roots, trees, ruts, rock formations, and amazing views! We went clockwise starting at the Blackhills Overlook. Theres quite a few good climbs before we hit the downhill portion. We moved a few dead tree limbs that had fallen on the trail, and had to navigate some washed out, rutted parts, but it added to the fun. This trail was a perfect mix of uphill and downhill. Its a shame that about a mile of it is tied into the paved road of the State Park but it was actually a nice break after pounding down the trail. I live about 2 hours away and will definitely be back for more!