June 20, 2014
I love this little trail. While it doesn't have the views, climbs, and length of nearby Fants Grove and Issagueena, and it doesn't have the sweet flowiness of Paynes Creek across the lake, it is fun!
I work in Anderson, and I head out to Sadler's on Fridays, as I can get out there, do the trail and get back in 1.5 hrs (long lunch).
The trail is well maintained despite the fact that I have ridden it over a dozen times and never seen another biker. The portions under pines can be treacherous (slippery and losing the trail) so stay alert. Lots of roots, like most trails around here. There are a couple of nice views of the lake, but in summer time, you'll have to get off the bike and down to the shore to really see anything.
If your observant you'll spy a couple of killer massive ancient oaks along the way.
Take an afternoon and try Sadler's Creek. It's a good trail to get your kids used to riding trails and it's great for a quick lunch ride after a long week in the office.