November 11, 2018
DSF was the locale for a recent NEMBA weekend event, and a lot of sprucing up was done. I'm still overall conflicted on the trails here -- on one side, they are marked, fairly varied, and challenging. And I love a challenge. But while there are almost no tree roots, which I find obnoxious, there are rocks, rocks, and more rocks. Rocks are okay -- they keep you awake, and provide variety. There's just so many here, the trails almost don't seem...fun. It's just a constant rock avoidance ride.
You can whip a hardtail through here, so long as you can control yourself going downhill here as mentioned above you can smash directly into a rock garden, whereas a full suspension, while giving more confidence on those downhills, might wear you out when you feel like all you ever do out here is pedal uphill.
Anyway, the trails are worth a look, but they definitely aren't for anybody. And beware of flooding.