May 13, 2018
I rated it at 4, but in reality I give Quiet Waters a 3.5/5. Looking at older pictures posted, a lot has changed due to natural disasters. There aren't a lot of areas that are truly challenging at this park (which also makes it a GREAT family ride). Not that that's a bad thing, it just depends on your preference. The good is that all trails are well marked, the trails are mostly fast and flow well. The "expert" trails aren't as challenging as other area parks but still engaging enough you need to pay attention to what you're doing (like the Teeter Totter feature). The majority of the trails are a mixture between hard packed dirt and rock. There are some VERY LOOSE sections that will definitely wash you out through some of the turns if you aren't careful. Nice features include some interesting boardwalks on the Turnpike Extension trail, as well as a decent single jump and series of whoops (although you won't find much of an opportunity to jump until the last one). There are lots of coral rock features randomly placed as obstacles which provide a little extra fun in picking a line. It's a pretty quick park to ride. I usually do the loop just under an hour taking a few water breaks. There's also a cool warm up loop which has a small log feature, stairs, a catwalk with a drop at the end, a banked turn with a wood ramp, and 3 platforms of varying height to do drops off of. If you haven't ridden here, you should by all means check it out. It's a nice place, just not as technical and diverse as other area parks.