April 18, 2017
Blue Trail review (I did not ride the Yellow trail yet). Great Intermediate Trail! I only say intermediate because there are about 5 short 30-40 ft. hills with some roots that are beyond the beginner skill and one 100 ft. climb towards the end that is full of roots. But other than these spots it is a fun trail with great speed. The views are spectacular as you ride along some creeks, ponds and the ridge line. The markers need to be updated as a few spots were unclear as to direction. About 7 miles in there was a 4-way spot with no sign Turn right! Luckily another rider new his stuff and we asked him as he passed. I love the width of the trail in general about 2-3 ft. on average, but there are some tight squeezes between trees occasionally, a very natural feel. Last, there are some small stints on the road for a few hundred ft. Not enough to wear down the knobbies.
9/16/17 Updated: Yellow Trail Review - Although shorter the yellow trail is more fun. I liked that it flows nicely along the river. It does seem to have more ups and downs but is very much shorter in distance. Again, I will say that with some of the root filled climbs it may be difficult for a newbie, but you need to start somewhere. The one thing I do NOT like about this trail is after the beginning descent you turn right at the bottom and at this point you are now going opposite the Blue trail (oncoming traffic) which is not bad on the flat section, but right when you cross the river you are going up the hill where blue trail folks want to be flying downhill at you. I hope someone changes this, very dangerous and confusing, but half way up you split to the right (NO signage) and you are good to go. In fact, if you were riding the blue loop. This is the area you can switch to the yellow and finish out that way with a few extra miles.