April 26, 2013
This is the trail I cut my teeth on when I started Mountain biking a year ago and I currently have around 600 miles logged on it. The trail truly is a proverbial rats nest, crisscross, trail system. All of the bridges, ladder crossings and have been repaired and are in great condition (trail elves at work?). That said the overall condition of the trail is fair to poor. It is in dire need of flow, flow, flow, with bypasses at the technical parts for the less experienced rider (don't bring newbies here they will hate mountain biking after their ride). The Troy State campus of Dothan offers a better experience for new riders. This trail has SO much potential if the military will allow good group trail builders to come in and reroute, close off, update, repair, expand and maintain but the wickets of authorization on a military installation are difficult to negotiate. Everyone I have ever bumped into on the trail has been friendly and courteous, from runner to hiker to families just nature walking. I recommend wearing bright colors, as there are portions of the trail that are hunting areas. I ride these trails weekly with a loose group, 'paged' on Facebook as Fort Rucker and Wiregrass MTB club. Look them up and come ride, it's easier than trying to figure the trails out on your own. So I rate it as 3 only because of the above mentioned comment this place could be a 5 .