June 11, 2018
I have been riding this trail regularly for years. This spring (as of June 11, 2018) it is in great shape and is particularly fast. Most of the main loop has been mowed this spring, as well as a portion of the Epic Loop. There is some long grass on parts of the Epic Loop, but only in a few short portions, like over the wooden bridge at the stock pond. This is by far my favorite local trail. It has nice variety, starting (clockwise) by a warm up section on the flats over the dam. Then through some nice trees, including beautiful aspens - tight and twisty but also pretty flowey and fun. Then onto the prairie section, which is faster and really flowey. Please take the Epic Loop, as it contains some of the best riding on the trail. It has two decent downhill segments and some of the only climbing hills on the trial. The conclusion of the Epic Loop is a nice downhill back onto the regular trail loop. Fun. The rest of the trail is really fast and flowey, following the edge of the lake back to the park, where you ride tarmac road for a half mile or so back to the trailhead by the boat landing. Great fun. Can be riden clockwise or counterclockwise, although on busy days I recommend clockwise, as that is what most people ride to get the best downhill sections.
Pioneer Park/BSC and Adventist Academy