December 27, 2015
Flowing fun singletrack, well-maintained by a dedicated group of local cyclists for the last couple decades. Trails are well-marked and consist of various length loops totaling around 32 miles, most of which can be ridden in one big tour through the mountains. These trails are especially outstanding in their rain-resistance, owing in part to the soil conditions and in large part to the carefully designed trails which shed water off. Some of the older trails do run down fall lines and can collect some water, but most of them are still hard underneath and you come out with cleaned tires most times. The River Valley Mountain Bike Association (RVMBA) is the primary group that works these trails . A number of volunteers have been doing this for many years, building up a base of rocks, log runs and bridges to keep the trail flowing along and keep riders out of the mud that would otherwise pepper the hills and hollers that these trails run along. Monthly trail maintenance as well as frequent ad-hoc repairs are performed year-round. If you are looking for highly technical singletrack like Canaan or Davis, this is not what you're looking for. If you're looking for singletrack playground and a foot or two of swooping undulating rail perched along hill sides, along ridges and overlooking forest and lake views, this is a destination you'll want to visit.