The Pineridge Natural Area features a small lake (Dixon Reservoir), wetlands, a forested hillside, and prairie in a small, but beautiful basin on the western edge of Fort Collins. Because of the amenable trails, abundant wildlife , and proximity to Fort Collins, itís trails are used for all types of recreation. The trails in the area are part of a network managed by the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas. These combine to make for some great riding that is within easy pedaling distance of town. The Pineridge area offers a network of over 7 miles of double and singletrack trails suitable for beginners and intermediates. Most trails lack technical challenge but offer some small steep climbs and fun fast descents on smooth trails. The timberline trail is the most popular and offers up some short rocky technical sections. Pineridge can be a destination for riding or can be a starting point for longer rides in the area. The Pineridge Natural Area is adjacent to other natural areas such as, Maxwell, and Reservoir Ridge and Larimer Horsetooth Reservoir offering additional riding opportunities.