October 2, 2010
Agreed that this is a pretty dull ride across the prairie; maybe good for exercise but not much else. The only technical challenge you'll face is the quick twitch necessary to dodge horse poo. I have one route suggestion to make it more interesting--there is a connector trail that crosses the middle of the loop--called "Luge." It is best taken from the Greenland trail when riding the loop clockwise. This is a decent option because the Luge actually resembles singletrack and actually has some flow if taken downhill. To get enough miles take Luge until you hit the T with the main trail, go left, follow Kipp's loop back around to Luge again, take it again and go right at the T back to the parking area, making a figure 8. To really get some miles, add on Spruce Meadow (which is actually more boring than Kipp's) and Spruce Mountain (which has a great climb to the top of a beautifully forested bluff with great views).* Review edited 10/1/2010
Go to Spruce Mountain next door for better singletrack and much better scenery.