October 2, 2018
I rode both the phase 1 and 2 trails and have to say these trails are really special. First off, located in the middle of the Cuyahoga Valley National Forest, the views you get on the trails are incredible. Second, the trails themselves are very well built. However, I'm personally not a huge fan of the phase 1 trail, it has some very serious rock gardens that even on my 29er just didn't look appealing to try (I'd prefer not to contribute to the deep scrapes on the rocks from cranks and BB's). I did a few and walked a few, there are definitely some nice flowy parts, but I honestly will probably not ride it again. That being said, if you enjoy rock gardens and climbs up large rock, this is definitely for you, just not my cup of tea. The phase 2 trail however... what a wild ride! I went on a Monday (CCW) and WOW! This trail has it all, tabletop jumps, high speed banked turns, flowy downhills and grueling uphills... I've never ridden a trail this exciting and cant wait to come back!