Jorge F. Arango Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.29 out of 5
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Intermediate
5.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
1,038
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Easy - Moderate. I rode this for the first time early on a Sunday morning. Gates were open at 7:45, and there was not a soul around. The trail head info board says to ride clockwise in even months and counter in odd months. Clockwise, it was a moderate climb to begin but not too bad. It goes up the ridge into hardwoods for about 2.5 miles before heading back down. It's probably a steeper climbing riding the loop counter-clockwise. No views that I saw but lots of still quiet woods.
This is a newly constructed trail, and you can tell as there are signs of new digging and trail sculpting etc. Hat's off to the trail builders. You can always tell when a trail is built by people who know what they are doing. It's all flowing lines and rolling bumps. Berms are in corners and roots have been avoided when possible. Pure Bliss! My only gripe...it's too short! Some articles I read claimed 6 miles, but my gadget logged 4.7 miles. I did it in a leisurely 39 minutes.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (17)
 

Gramcounter

July 22, 2019
Kurti_sc Gramcounter  
 
Review: really, really good condition at the moment. the flow was quite good. there are plenty of options along the edges for rocks, steeper re-routes, etc. they are all slightly more challenging, but completely rideable. it's a well thought out and well maintained system.

Similar Trail: Some at DuPont that I can't recall the names of

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Gramcounter

February 21, 2018
 
Review: First time on this trail and will be back! Good climbing and descents. Some small, technical stuff that will surprise you first time on it. You will get a work out here with climbs.

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Granny Gear

November 9, 2017
pfcmrb123 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great and easy trail to ride. Marked very clearly and easy to know where you are and how far you've gone. Well taken care of and lots of other recreation areas if you just so happen to get bored.

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Granny Gear

May 7, 2017
vt92 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Beautiful trail in the mountain foothills.

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Granny Gear

January 26, 2017
rdacus Granny Gear  
 
Review: JFA trail is a directional 5 mile long loop. There is a sign at the Trailhead that will tell you which direction bikers and hikers need to go around the loop. When I was there the trail direction was clockwise around. No matter which way you start around the loop clockwise or counterclockwise you will be starting with an ascent and end with a nice flowy downhill section. This trail is a fun ride with tons of up-down hills, almost like a roller coaster for mountain bikes. For the most part a fairly easy loop, but the climb at the beginning will make you earn that downhill at the end. There are some roots and rocks to be cautious of during the loop but everything is rideable on a bike with no hike-a-bike sections. Great trail for a quick loop or take a couple loops either way its a trial you need to ride!

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Trailblazer

November 5, 2016
JR Smith Trailblazer  
 
Review: Mountain bike trail, JFA, was extremely enjoyable. Went counterclockwise because it was an odd month. Had a good amount of climbing to give you a workout and then had flowy trails coming down where you picked up speed and you could get some air on your jumps. It's not that long but I did it twice. Hopefully they will extend it. Every tenth of a mile there was a mile marker.

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Granny Gear

September 12, 2016
Scotg Granny Gear  
 
Review: Pretty solid ride, and not bad climbing if your cardio is in shape. Beginners should be wary of the rock gardens in places, as well as the placement of the trail between some tight rocks also. Mud can also cause a few issues in places, and the tight switches can be a challenge for anyone unfamiliar with the trail.

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Granny Gear

August 19, 2016
 
Review: 5-1/2 miles of gradual to moderate up and down grades. If your confident in your cardio and skills, plan for 2 times around to get 1.25-2.0 hours of cardio. Not a bad trail if your wanting to try something different. Review based on even month route.

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Gramcounter

March 19, 2016
 
Review: Great, short trail, about 90% smooth singletrack. The climbing is relatively easy with only a few short, somewhat steep sections. It has a pretty good flow to the trail allowing you to keep your speed up and there are some whoops to jump on the descent going counter clockwise. It was the perfect track to stretch out the legs after a couple days of harder riding. Would be a good place to get in a short ride after work if you live nearby.

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Gramcounter

June 20, 2015
baddad549 Gramcounter  
 
Review: The climbs are pretty tough but the downhills are worth it.

Similar Trail: DuPont

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Jorge F. Arango Trail MTB Trail 4.29 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
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