Westwood Trails

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.88 out of 5
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Intermediate
10.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 3,700 ft
↓ 4,700 ft
1,060
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Not a very technically challenging trail, but deceptively challenging to your fitness level. Nice loop.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (17)
 

Gramcounter

October 6, 2019
 
Review: Fun trail, but overgrown. There were also plenty of low hanging trees/branches so keep your wits about you. Most of the climbing is at the end so save some gas. It does cost $11 to get in the park which is stepper than most. Beautiful views of the water, especially first thing in the morning. There are some tight bridges that sneak up on you due to the overgrowth.




Gramcounter

October 6, 2019
 
Review: Fun trail, but overgrown. There were also plenty of low hanging trees/branches so keep your wits about you. Most of the climbing is at the end so save some gas. Beautiful views of the water, especially first thing in the morning. There are some tight bridges that sneak up on you due to the overgrowth.




Gramcounter

July 25, 2018
TD101 Gramcounter  
 
Review: This would be a great trail if it wasn't in such dire need of maintenance. They charge $5 per car $3 per bike and the person at the gate even told us the trails were very overgrown. I had planned on doing two laps but grew tired of riding through a jungle and gave up after the first. Maybe early spring or fall, but I'd definitely skip it during the summer. Go to Ft. Harrison instead.




Gnarly


January 11, 2016
Brad price Gnarly  
 
Review: Nice trail around a small lake with some beautiful over looks. Worth a trip.




Gramcounter

October 25, 2015
 
Review: Cool loop trail. Once you commit your in it whether you like it or not. The day we went it hadn't been fully groomed because of all the rain so no fault of the trail keepers. It was slightly damp and with all the ROOTS it made things interesting at time but it was fun and a good experience for the family. It challenged us all in some way or another and got the kids over a few butterflies.




Gramcounter

September 17, 2015
chappiee67 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great 10 mile loop. Some climbing.




Trailblazer

February 18, 2013
 
Review: 1900 S County Road 275 W, New Castle, IN is the listed address, but that won't get you to the park entrance. The "map it" is slightly off too. Type
"2036 S County Road 275 W, New Castle, IN" in googlemaps.com and that will take you to the park entrance. After passing the guard shack stay right and follow road about 1/4 mi to first parking lot (on left). Park there and follow bike signs painted on pavement to trailhead (approx 1/8 mi further down the road).

The trail is directional. It goes counter-clockwise around the reservoir and is easy to follow.

A short distance into the trail it will merge with the horse trail. Please be courteous. This is the only shared section and it is very short (100yds?). Follow signs to stay on bike trail. The trail crosses the horse trail a couple more times, but does not share. The direction of the bike trail at these intersections is obvious (straight across at 90 degress).

The trail is deceptively long. It is exactly 10 miles, but seems much longer. Take extra water, a tube, and CO2 or pump. It's not real technical. It's just a good long loop. The trail has a natural look and feel. Other than a couple of obvious bench cuts it seems like no tools where used to create the trail tread. That's one of things I like best about it. I rate it intermediate although there is nothing hard. It is narrow single track with a few climbs that beginners might have to walk. There are eleventy million bridges which make it interesting. It wraps around the reservoir so there is no shortcutting back if you get tired or break down. Make sure you are prepared when you leave the parking lot.
Approx ride times:
Racer: 50~60mins
Fast casual riser: 1 hr
Casual: 1.25~1.5hrs
Beginner: 1.5~2hrs

Westwood is near the top of my list of favs.

Similar Trail: Rangeline Nature Preserve's intermediate trail with more climbs




Epic


November 20, 2012
 
Review: Bare Right from entrance to TH parking. There are separate Horse and bike/hike trails, bikes ccw hike cw. Park maps claim 10 miles but by GPS it's 7.8 with 2006 ft climbing with only a little over 200ft from the base of the dam to the high point. This is a tough trail, but not very technical. Just a ton of trail with some scary exposures to shear drops. Awsome work out. Some minor features like a log pile and water pipes , and burms. Hope I get back to do it again.




Granny Gear

October 12, 2012
roach4092 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Got to ride there this summer. Was awesome. Wish I had the time to had done another loop but was just traveling through Indiana back to Pa.




Granny Gear

June 7, 2012
rickb Granny Gear  
 
Review: After 700 miles of paved trail this year so far, this was my first real MB trail. Paying attention is key! Be ready for the unexpected! Heart racing climbs and exciting downhills! Watch the many roots! Overall a blast! When can I go again?



Westwood Trails MTB Trail 3.88 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
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