June 21, 2014
See other reviews! I rode 2 weeks ago. The camp host gave me directions to go over the dam (see other reviews). NOT A BIKE TRAIL! I spoke to the ranger after my ride and he stated the park does NOT maintain or encourage the hike trail be used for bikes. The horse trails are what the management expects bikes to use.
If there is any interest, I would love to get a trail improvement/maintenance group together and just take over this trail as it has a lot of potential. The state ranger has no interest in making or maintaining this hike trail as a hike/bike system.
Trail conditions were: bridges washed out, broken, mis-aligned. Bike traps: wash-outs, muck, stairs (actually I enjoyed this aspect). downed trees/overgrowth. Lousy trail markings in places (or ridiculously over-marked).
I will keep visiting, but I will take a pair of garden sheers and a hammer to repair bridges.
I would love to see some bridges built of the ample on hand materials (trees) that spanned the entire drainages bank to bank not just at the bottom. As they are, bridges are poorly placed, above or below grade, and very narrow/slippery.
none - this is about the worst maintained trail I have seen in a while and I just hiked 75 miles of the Florida trail.