May 8, 2016
May, 2016 - This was my first ride here, found the trail here on Singletracks. Let me begin by saying what a fun trail system this is. All I could compare to was a roller coaster ride. The trails are all singletrack and in excellent condition. The hills were moderate at best fantastic payoffs on the downhills, they seems to go on forever. The main description is a bit deceiving, if you do all the trails their is about 2,000 feet of climbing. Total mileage is 23 miles if you ride everything.
There is one main trail "Tashka" that runs around the lake, it is 9 miles long. From there you have four other loops you can add on.
Five Oaks was my favorite. I rode everything clockwise but you can ride either way. This trail will put a big smile on your face, just plain fun.
Tornado and Storm and also well designed, flowing trails. The downhills seem so much longer than the climbs.
The Ridge loop is the easiest trail and would be a great place to bring a newer rider. You can park at the north parking lot and have a nice, easy, scenic 4-5 mile ride. If you want a little more, just turn right and follow Tashka out as far as you want.
I know what you are thinking, I got paid to write this review, nope, just a mountain biker happy to find a great trail to ride. Thanks much to the local club who worked out the deal with the State Park to build and maintain these trails. I look forward to many more partnerships like this in the future.
Left loop at Tsali