July 21, 2018
Giving this trail 4 stars for what it is in the category it fits in. Nice beginner XC trail that can be ridden by riders of any experience on any level of bike. It is mostly flat with some small rocks and small roots. The only features that might be considered TTF's are a handful of banked turns on the north side. This is a nice forest trail within the city. If doing the complete loop around the lake, you will be required to ride some paved path near the dam. An option is to turn around near the dam and ride the single track back the other direction. Not a destination trail, for sure, but if you happened to be close by and want a quick, pleasant getaway, or quick workout, this fits the bill. It is a bidirectional trail, but based on the banked turns mentioned above, it makes more sense to ride it counterclockwise, as the banked turns are ridden downhill when riding counterclockwise. The park this trail is located in seems to be pretty popular, and while there was a lot of traffic on the paved path in the park, there were only a handful of mountain bikers and one trail runner on the single track. I started and ended in the Veterans Park parking lot. I rode this trail after a night of rainfall. It drains very well, and wasn't tacky by morning. There were a couple of muddy spots and a handful of puddles, but pretty much dry with no tire clogging. Very ride-able after recent rainfall.