January 18, 2016
Stillwell is a fun, flowing trail system with occasional technical challenges. Yes, the topography and geography of the region limit elevation but that's just the way it is. There are still plenty of fun little ups and downs, as well as wide corners that can be railed at speed. Challenge here lies in riding the trails fast and in control. You can pretty much hammer your pedals the entire time.
There are some drops and short, steep roller sections on the hardest (black) trails that can be intimidating. First time around I did not hit them all. However they're all very doable and intermediate and advanced riders should have no problem. Some fun footy sections, gravel, and a few larger rocks but it's mostly oriented toward flow. Beginners will have some problems with these features but they can totally have fun and learn a lot on most of Stillwell's trails, without being terrified. All in all its a fun trail system for any level of rider.