September 22, 2012
This review is for Timber Trail of the Lory State Park (not the Valley Trail). The Timber Trail starts out at an intermediate level from the parking lot near the visitor center, then after the sign that warns that the trail is for "Experts" only, it starts getting a little more difficult to a lot more difficult (and dangerous). If you're an advanced rider then continue on up the switchbacks to the top (and back down some more switchbacks). But if you're an intermediate rider you might want to skip Timber Trail and ride the Valley trails and bike park below.
We are definitely intermediate but tried the Timber Trail anyways. We rode the majority of it but had a few crashes and ended up walking more than we wanted to. The scenery and views are awesome but the switchbacks are definitely challenging.
Next time we visit Lory we'll stick to the valley trails until we can get our skills up.
Blue Sky and Devil's Backbone, both of which are just south of Lory.