Hobby Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.11 out of 5
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Intermediate
7
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,000 ft
792
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
I wouldn't recommend riding Hobby Park if it's your first time on a mountain bike. The single track is tough and technical. There is also at least one impossible hill that's like riding your bike up a wall. For some insane reason I let my buds talk me into riding here when we were done at Salem Lake. My thighs were screaming for mercy and not to mention my arms took quite a beating since I don't have front suspension on my bike (yet). That doesn't mean I didn't have a good time. I think this is a great trail to test your biking skills. If I were to do it again, I would probably ride Hobby Park first and then shoot the gully at Salem Lake.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Bunny Hop

June 29, 2017
Ron Hobson Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I rate trails on how much fun I have riding them. I've ridden this trail a lot in my youth and race it quite a few times back in the day and I really never had too much fun on it. It is a very challenging trail for even the most fit cyclist. No matter how fit, even when I was running 10 miles and cycling 51 miles training when I was younger, this trail always beat the hell out of me. It's got some fun sections, but most of it is a torture trip. No way around it, you are forced to hammer on this one. In the mud it's absolutely horrible, even with a fat bike. Also, the mud stinks and you have to really scrub to get it off your equipment. That may have something to do with it being an old land fill. It's definitely up or down, not much in between. Very easy to over do it in the heat on this one too if you are not careful.

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Granny Gear

March 25, 2017
 
Review: Great trail!!! Sooo much fun

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Gramcounter

August 24, 2016
 
Review: This trail has it all! Starting out we rode some slick rock and sandy single track that set up the feel of flow that you'll experience throughout the rest of the about 6 miles of riding you'll get here. There some short punch climbs and sweet down hill to follow. Some cool views of a pond about 4 miles in. If I were a local this would be my go to course for everyday riding. Thanks to the volunteers who keep this trail in good riding condition!

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Trailblazer


July 5, 2016
PartsPProf Trailblazer  
 
Review: Hobby is not for beginner riders. Some parts are difficult, but an intermediate rider can handle it, even if you have to walk your bike up some of the steeper, rockier climbs. Trail head is off the upper parking lot near the bulletin board. Quickly upon entering the trail, you'll have a choice to do XC to the left or Super D to the right. The XC is longer with some tough climbs and fun berms. If you take XC option to the left at the beginning, you'll still have a chance to switch onto Super D and do a shorter, more downhill ride. But XC is a major cardio workout if you take it the whole way. Super D is fun and quick with a few jumps and berms. Signage isn't great, but the Topo map on Singletracks allows you to see where you're at just fine. You can also stay oriented if you keep the remote-control flying field oriented to your ride, as the trail basically goes around the field and even cuts across the edges of it twice. I've only ever ridden this solo (without guides) and was able to figure things out after a few rides. There's an expert section called "Little Pisgah" that is a rock trail through a creek. It can be slick, but it's a good challenge. Fun little pump track off of the lower parking lot, too. The trails leading up to the pump track have a lot of jumps. Overall, great workout trail with lots of options. Being near the water treatment plant means the smells aren't so mountain fresh, but it's nothing unbearable.

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Granny Gear

July 4, 2016
maevans Granny Gear  
 
Review: A lot of trails to ride, but the aren't marked well at all, it is hard to ride all of it since the marking isn't there.

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Bunny Hop

June 7, 2016
YETI26 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Trail is poorly marked especially the back half. Lots of short cuts and bail outs. Can be hard finding the full 7 mile route.

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April 5, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: It's a great place to go mountain biking and hiking. Although the trails are poorly marked and it takes a few misadventures to lean your way around. Have a few hours to play go hiking or biking just know it could take you awhile to get back out. :-/ don't get me wrong it's totally worth it, just wished they'd mark the trails better for the novice biker/biker.

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Trailblazer

March 21, 2016
 
Review: this trail was a lot more fun that I thought it would be. I had heard it was rooty but it was anything but rooty. It was fun and I really enjoyed the Super D trail. my first downhill experience so fast and flowy

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Granny Gear

December 8, 2015
trakes94 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Tried this trail out for the first time today and I got to say it was great! There's not many trails around here that I know if that has some good jumps, and fast flowy singletrack. Also has a pretty cool looking pump track that I didn't get the chance to try. But i hope to try it next time!

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November 26, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: question... ill be new to the area soon and i mountain bike with my dog now,, is it ok to bring the pup along ..great off leash

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Hobby Park MTB Trail 4.11 out of 5 based on 68 ratings. 68 user reviews.
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