Trail Of The 4 Winds

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2.78 out of 5
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12.0
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Singletrack
↑ 3,000 ft
↓ 3,100 ft
811
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Trail Description
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From the trailhead ride approximately 1 mile where you can go either left or right. I recommend going right and riding the trail clockwise. Going left will give you a lot of technical uphill portions with roots and rocks. This trail is also open to horses and they do use it a lot, which is evident by the churned up trail in spots and adds to the technical aspect of the ride. There are numerous connector trails to bail out on or add to the distance of the ride. Warning! Lots of ticks during the summer and make sure you have spare tubes or patch kit and pump.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  CFM   on Jul 26, 2016
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Granny Gear

July 5, 2018
Showe Granny Gear  
 
Review: This could be a good trail. That being said it's not well maintained. It is shared with horses and there are rutted out places with Sliding Rocks. If you don't mind walking your bike periodically it really is an interesting trail with a lot of hills and Valleys. Be careful about which Trail you are on. The North Loop is a shorter 4-mile Loop, and the South Loop is a longer 12.5 Mile Trail. I did not ride the northloop although this was my plan. It is very easy to miss the left turn onto the North Loop ending up riding 12 miles instead of 4. In the summer take plenty of water. I forgot to mention there are several downed trees on the longer 12 mile route.

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Granny Gear

August 4, 2015
feeder1 Granny Gear  
 
Review: This trail has the potential to be great, but...erosion and poor planning relative to natural drainage has made many areas impassable. Riding it last week was more of a trial than fun. Plan a couple of hours or more to finish it in its current condition. Rooty, droppy, washed out descents on fist size or larger rocks followed by similar climbs with some interspersed flat and overgrown sections. No less than a dozen trees fallen over the trail too large to hop over and dozens that were small enough to hop over without stepping off. Bring plenty of water and tick repellant. I drank 2 liters on less than a full lap (ran out of time and had to take the road back to the TH). It was 90 degrees. Might try it again I the fall when cooler. Don't go expecting anything like "flow".

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Granny Gear

July 13, 2015
 
Review: Wasn't too bad. Trail was pretty washed out and maintained. The scenery was amazing

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Granny Gear

March 31, 2014
cjt1316 Granny Gear  
 
Review: I rode this trail today. It needs some TLC, due to the weather the trail is muddy in some areas, the horseback rides don't help the trail, its full of rivets makes it hard to control the bike.

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Granny Gear

May 19, 2013
 
Review: I got a lot of ticks. I rode the right way, got done fast, I rode the left and was fun and exhausting. A few technical hill climbs. A tough trail to ride

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Singletrack


September 24, 2012
CFM Singletrack  
 
Review: I haven’t been on this trail for several years. Just a few minutes into the ride I remembered why I stopped coming. This trail has some sections that show the promise of the terrain it is built upon . . . winding tread through the rocky, wooded hills or glades providing the type of riding experience all mountain bikers seek. Then abruptly it will drop straight into a drainage and immediately uphill on the other side. Because of the poor layout and heavy horse traffic (there are stables on the loop) these runs into and out of the drainages have long since lost all traces of soil and consist solely of fist sized rocks loosely gathered in the severely rutted tread held in place by the occasional root. Over and over the ride switches from the sweet flowing sections to these washed out drainage ditches and back again. These climbs and descents certainly provide a technical and physical challenge but not the kind you can call “fun.” I understand that efforts have been made to improve this trail but it only seems to get worse. Complete reroutes of steep runs are needed and word is that the State Park personnel have resisted. With better laid out trails in the area (Honey Run) don’t even waste your time on this one. Just leave it to the horse traffic, they don’t seem to mind the trashed out sections.

Similar Trail: Honey Run

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Trailblazer

May 21, 2012
 
Review: This trail needs maintenance. It is shared with equestrian traffic. They have rutted most of the creek crossings. The trails have been routed straight up and down hills. So between the horses and improper drainage, erosion has taken its toll on what could be a fantastic trail. I would not recommend this trail to anyone until they fix it. There was a washout so deep, you could drop my 29er into it, and not see it.

Similar Trail: nothing is this bad

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Granny Gear

June 9, 2011
drewjensen Granny Gear  
 
Review: This was my first single track ride ever. It is very scenic and challenging. At 12 miles, it is a great workout. A lot of rocks, so drains well. Highly recommend if in the area. Stop in Oz Cycles as well. Great shop and lots of info on area trails.

Similar Trail: Honey Run

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Gnarly


June 3, 2009
mtnspectre Gnarly  
 
Review: Ridden counter clockwise is a killer. Lots of technical uphills with rocks, roots and mud. The downhills are fun. Looking at my elevation from my garmin, riding it clockwise would be a lot easier (ups aren't as steep). There is a right turn about 200 meters from the trailhead that would allow for a clockwise ride and avoid a tick infested area. Downfall? Horse traffic, which means horse p***.

Similar Trail: Honey Run or Bittersweet

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Trail Of The 4 Winds MTB Trail 2.78 out of 5 based on 9 ratings. 9 user reviews.
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