November 8, 2013
Rode here today, November 11th, 2013. This was my second time riding the trail and much later in the year than the first time I rode it. As with anywhere in Alabama this late in the year, there were leaves everywhere, I'm thinking this trail doesn't see a ton of traffic. Rained some yesterday, and the trail had dried some but holds water in spots, multiple creek crossings including one you pretty much have to wade. Be prepared to be very muddy/wet after a ride here at any point in the year. All in all this is a great place to ride, moderate climbs and fun descents. Has a little bit of everything from technical rocky/rooty sections, to sandstone slabs and ditches, to smooth flowy singletrack. Definitely one of the best places to ride in the north part of the state. Shortest loop is 13 miles, with an optional 6 mile extension at the top of the loop to extend your ride to 19 miles. As far as the logging operation mentioned in the post from last year it is done. While some spots of the trail are in close proximity to the logged area, it had no real effect on the trail itself. If you're looking for a great workout ride and want to have some fun while you're at it I'd definitely recommend it. Today for the 13 mile loop my time was just over 2 and a half hours, its a safe bet to have at least 3 hours once you get there to ride this trail, especially if it is your first time on it. Have fun, and good luck!
Hard to say... Like a not as dressed up Hurricane Creek