September 24, 2012
Rode Tributary for the 2nd time. The problem with these trails is that they are built for running. They hold trail run events here and biking is secondary. Therefore, there are many very tight switchbacks that may be easy for a runner but are considerable harder for a biker. There are places you will have to walk. To make matters worse, the race officials seem to change the race course by changing the trail so if you go back on a different day the trail may not go where you remember it.
In my opinion, they need to define a biking loop and leave it alone. This loop should be designed by a biker who understands what makes a trail fun to ride. Who knows, I may be that guy. There is a lot of really great terrain here that is not being used.
All that being said, there is some good riding here but those sections are broken up by some very technical stuff that many people do not like.
Similar to trails that Lewis and Clark would be traveled on.