November 5, 2011
Kind of a dilemma with this one. On one hand, these trails are a great workout for any level of rider. On the other hand, they have absolutely no flow to them whatsoever. They are extremely steep, and it is hard to have a good downhill run when the trail turns off at the bottom. They will test your endurance, balance, breaking, and shifting skills. I was just out of my element on a black diamond trail on Raccoon Mountain in Tennessee a month ago, and had way more fun there. If you want an intense after work workout or want to work on technical skills or keeping your rpms up, and this trail is fairly close, than this is great. If your are looking for some fun singletrack, go up the road to England-Idlewood.