August 29, 2016
I rode from the Grocery store to Moonrocks and Hoodoo and back, which was about 10-12 miles, I think. There is a relatively flat approach through the meadows which is hot in the sun, but the trail is fast and a nice warm-up. Moonrocks is a very technically challenging climb, and I did a lot of dabbing and swearing. The gentleman at the bike shop assures me that there is a clean line through it, and I believe him, but I did not find the line myself. The top of Moonrocks is a playground of rollers and drops where I took off my pack and hike-a-biked several different lines. There is a nice view point at the top of Hoodoo, with more fun features grouped together along the side of the trail. The decent back towards town is a relentless chunderfest, in a good way. Lots of rocks and roots, but plenty of flow if you're on a good line.
Overall, this is a very cool trail. Its not built up much at all, but the backcountry feel and abundance of natural features makes it a lot of fun. If I only I had more time in the area, and more life in my legs, I definitely be excited about seeing all the trails in the area.
Moraine State Park