April 4, 2013
The main loop is 13 miles with 7.5 additional SBD and DBDs. The trail is mixed in with plenty of fire roads but you have to know them if you want to ride them, otherwise stay on the trail.
The first 5 miles is the westside which is relatively flat with one part that has a good slow gradual elevation gain. Lots of pine.
When you cross over Rocky Point Rd. to the east section you will find a total of 15 miles there. There sections are all different and there's some log roll overs, moguls, and plenty of flats to pump hard on. The trail flows really well. It is marked well.
The climbs in the diamond sections are pretty good but some features have a some drops that are choppy like staircases and would be way too hard for a beginner to go down with any confidence.
Plenty of families ride the main loops in the summer.
This is a great trail if you like high miles. Once you're in though you are in unless you know the fire roads as mentioned above. Most of the diamonds are optional off the main loop so you can pick and choose what you want to do if you don't feel like doing the entire 20.5 miles
There's a new section called Mogul 3 that's right after Shorty. It was build as a result of trees that came down during Hurricane Sandy in Oct. 2012.
This trail is maintained well by CLIMB. It closes for hunting on Nov.1 and reopens on April's Fool's Day normally.
If you are looking for something technical then this trail won't do it for you as there's very very technical sections for the 20.5 miles of trail.