April 20, 2007
The best part of this Parks & Rec maintained trail are the great "MTB Trail" signs at the trailhead! The trailhead misleads the rider that there is actually a managed trail out there. This trail could be a good one - similar to nearby N. Meck Park. There are some decent hills, shallow ravines to dip into, and bridges throughout the trail...a couple being over a small stream. The trail is currently covered with debris(leaves, pine needles, sticks) and there are several trees down across the trail in sections. There is also a new road being developed on the south side of the park which cuts through the current trail. This trail has good potential with available land to use and some fun variable terrain which would be fun for novice-intermediate riders. The new road could be traversed as was done at the Francis Beatty Park trail. The greatest concern here is Huntersville Parks & Rec needs to decide to either develop/maintain this trail OR close the trail and remove the trailhead signs. To leave those signs out there and not arrange for safe maintainance of the trail is a danger to riders and also conveys a negative message of what a "posted" mountain bike trail should be.
If you would like to voice your opinion to Huntersville Parks & Rec regarding the fate of this trail, here is a link with contact information:
http://www.huntersville.org/parksrec_12.asp* Review edited 4/20/2007
North Mecklenburg Park Trail