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  • #69094

    Does everyone have that one trail that they love to ride? You’re having trouble on deciding where to go, and you ultimately end up there because it’s your favorite? Give it a plug!

    Me? I love Cutler Park. Only a few miles of trails, but for Massachusetts, they’re rolling, smooth, some cool wall rides, drops, jumps, and nice scenery.

  • #69095

    We [i:19g18rto]did[/i:19g18rto] have a “home” trail, but now that we’re in Colorado, I gotta find a new one.

  • #69096

    Goes by the season

    Spring: Pioneer Trail in Nevada city

    Summer: Downieville for shuttle runs

    Fall: Demo/Nissine in Santa Cruz or Angwin in Napa

    Winter: Anandale state park

    “B” find a home

    Riding is life all else is waiting

  • #69097
    "Bombardier" wrote

    We [i:3o1jdmbf]did[/i:3o1jdmbf] have a “home” trail, but now that we’re in Colorado, I gotta find a new one.

    My former (Colorado Springs) home trails were [trail=24]Palmer Park[/trail] and [trail=7]Captain Jack’s[/trail]. You should check them out Bomb.

    Last year I would have said [trail=622]Chapel Hill High School[/trail] but this year it’s turning out to be [trail=722]Beaverdam[/trail]. I guess I have a hard time settling because there is no singletrack within 12 miles of my house, makes it hard to go anywhere consistently. In fact, the one ride I do the most is on the road from home to school 😢

  • #69098

    My favorite “home” trail would be Owl’s Roost. I think it is the best trail in the Triad area of NC. Great mix of a lot of cool stuff. Combine it with a trip down the greenway to Country Park and you are set for a nice ride.

  • #69099
    "yellowXtrek" wrote

    My favorite “home” trail would be Owl’s Roost. I think it is the best trail in the Triad area of NC. Great mix of a lot of cool stuff. Combine it with a trip down the greenway to Country Park and you are set for a nice ride.

    [trail=652]Owl’s Roost[/trail] is the shizzle, especially since they added the “roller coaster” section with the fast banked turns. Too bad we don’t live closer…

  • #69100

    My favorite home trail in Colorado was Hall Ranch. You can’t beat the combination of technical rock gardens and sweeping singletrack with a spectacular view of Long’s Peak from the old Nelson Ranch pasture. Even though it’s crowded most times, it’s still the best trail on the Front Range, in my opinion.

    My home trail in Georgia is Bear Creek. It’s the best trail in Georgia in my opinion. It has a lot of climbing, but the payoff (6 miles of downhill, great views, rhododendrons, thick forests, stream crossings) makes all the work totally worth it.

  • #69101

    I live in Louisville and work in Georgetown so I drive past the Capital View Park trail twice a day. I feel “naked” if my crappy little Cavalier doesn’t have my mtb hanging off the back of it “just in case”. I would hate to drive by a nice mtb trail on a nice day and not have my bike with me.

  • #69102

    Pueblo South Shore ….of course its really the only place within an hour of here so that give’s it an advantage… Lair ‘O’ the bear/ Bear Creek Is a good time in denver. 😆

  • #69103

    McCkerricher state park sand dunes:). Its fun. I just did it today and had a pretty cool crash. i tryed to wheely off this this mini drop onto a run of sand, and i sunk the front tier into the sand like up the the axle thingy. it was awesome, i have this nice bruse on my chest.

  • #69104

    My favorite home trail would be Kathryn Abby Hanna Park since it’s about 20 min. from my house. I have only been mountain biking a few times but Hanna seems the best.

  • #69105

    My home trail used to be Lake McMurtry, Stillwater, OK. Sweet flowing flatlander singletrack – about 30 miles worth. Four different trails (about 7 miles each) to keep someone interested. There was enough ravines, rock gardens, and short rocky climbs for technical stuff.

    I just moved to Laramie, WY. Happy Jack or Vedauwoo will likely become my new home trail because of proximity. Each are great networks that contrast each other and offer about 40? miles of trail combined. However, there are some more trails that I need to check out on the Medicine Bow NF about 30 miles west. I heading there today. Happy riding. 😃

  • #69106

    My home trail would have to be Lake Norman State Park. It provides a good combination of uphill and downhill action it is also the closest trail to my home.

  • #69107

    Tesquequite Arroyo (A.K.A. Sycamore Canyon in Riverside…Not Poway/San Diego) would be my weekly riding that is close to home. It’s a “Wilderness Park” on the edge of a city. I hit it about three days a week…

    The terrain is alot of steep climbs and some fairly technical downhills. I usually do between 10-18 miles, depending on which combinations of trails I ride…or how burnt I get on the first half of the ride…I met a guy who eeks out a 28 mile ride three days a week in the area. He said he uses about 2/3 of the trails and thinks there is about 40-45 miles worth packed into this area…

    I change some things up each ride…

    Not bad!

  • #69108

    well my fav home trail really doesn’t have a name its by a high schol of peachers mill in clarksville TN its a huge taril network and has eveything from basic stuff to some really tricky spots. lots of down hill and stream crossings as well 😃

  • #69109

    As of now it is Rodalben Germany. However, I will have to find a new one in August as I will be moving to Colorado Springs. Bomb, if you have found one by then, let me know so I can check it out.

  • #69110

    It’s most definitely Palmer Park now!

    That place is really nifty, and the trails there are a mixture of everything from kiddie slopes to bustification rides that’ll reave you really good if you’re not careful.

    There’s one section of trail there, the Palmer Point trail, that has a nice serpentine buffed singletrack heading downhill, with an excellent little collection of kickers in it for some sweet airtime.

    I felt all unnesessary, and kinda squidgey after riding it….. So I had to do it again.

  • #69111

    I usually go to Briones, it’s a nice little network with a lot of hills. It’s not very technical though. 😢

  • #69112

    My favorite trail in Highlands ranch is a 25 mile loop that includes a climb up to a highschool and singletrack on its hill then to a bike park by a rec center. It has a few good climbs and fast flowing singletrack.

    My favorite ride in the Front range has to be Indian Creek, there are sime good climbs and some really fun downhills. 😃

  • #69113

    Mine would be the shoreline trails around horsetooth reservoir, I live about 1 mile from the foothills so this is the easiest to get to. Maxwell, the trail behind the CSU stadium, is kind of tricky for me, but once you get up to the dams road (centennial), the trails are pretty fun from there. My favorite loop is to head north on shoreline and then end up on the trail that descends to michaud lane … I don’t know the name of that one. Then just cruise home on Overland Trail (actually a road).
    Or descend toward West Laport on any one of 2 trails whose names escape me to my office, a nice mtn bike commute in the AM! Just not for the mornings when I’m carrying my laptop ;)

    • #231865

      I live in Northern California – in the Bay Area.  My “home” trail is Annadel State Park (near Santa Rosa).  Its a 45min drive me, but Annadel offers so much to ride year around that I never get bored!

      I lived in SR for many years and Annadel was a 10min drive away.  Since then, I relocated down to the Bay Area.  Notable mentions include Tamarancho and Nisene, but Annadel is my favorite!  (And if you ride there, stop by the Trail House for a beverage, and a bite.  They have an in-house mechanic and anything you need!

  • #69114

    I love the Stratton Open Space trail system in Colorado Springs! I end up doing a ton of riding there. It’s just a great network to practice bunny-hopping and all your other basic skills. I love the chutes in that area too. They provide a great downhill if your in need of one!

  • #69115

    My home trail is White Ranch. All sorts of variations can be done from the east parking lot and you’ve always got the difficult sandy rock garden at the start.

    Here’s what I usually end up doing:
    Up Belcher, down Mustang, Maverick, Longhorn, Whippletree back to the bottom of Belcher.

    I recently used White Ranch to access Golden Gate State Park and let me tell you, that was a KILLER loop. 45 miles and 9,500 vertical feet. The stats don’t give it justice because the technical trail for most of those miles is arduous and relatively slow going.

  • #69116

    My "home trail" is Aspen Park(Gaylord, MI). It not very far, and not a hard course. However I ride it a lot, work on it when I can. I hope people will ride it. I wonder how many people work on their "home trail"?

  • #69117
    "DavidPeckjr" wrote

    My "home trail" is Aspen Park(Gaylord, MI). It not very far, and not a hard course. However I ride it a lot, work on it when I can. I hope people will ride it. I wonder how many people work on their "home trail"?

    Nice job of an old thread revival 😆 Interesting to see all the old posts and riders that have come and gone. My home trail would be Mill Mountain in Roanoke VA. Great for post work riding, kind of small but packs in a lot for an urban trail system.

  • #69118

    The trail I keep on going back to is Bartram Trail. About 18 miles one way with a three mile loop (Lake Springs) off of it. Have a few options for parking and either can do the whole trail and maybe add some more to it since one end is right across the street from Keg Creek (another 9 miles) or more just a shorter section of it.

    It is beginner friendly which is great when I take my kids or wife but at the same time you can get some good speed on it. Also the fact that it follows the shores of Lake Thurman (Clarks Hill) lets you enjoy wonder scenery and the chance to see eagles and ospreys.

  • #69119
    "CraigCreekRider" wrote

    [quote="DavidPeckjr":2kkbjm5s]My "home trail" is Aspen Park(Gaylord, MI). It not very far, and not a hard course. However I ride it a lot, work on it when I can. I hope people will ride it. I wonder how many people work on their "home trail"?

    Nice job of an old thread revival 😆 Interesting to see all the old posts and riders that have come and gone. My home trail would be Mill Mountain in Roanoke VA. Great for post work riding, kind of small but packs in a lot for an urban trail system.[/quote:2kkbjm5s]

    DavidPeckjr has been very busy…and I agree about resurrecting an old thread. It’s always interesting to read back through, especially if one of your own old posts is included.

    I didn’t see one from me, but I’d say my home trail system is at Pocahontas State Park. I also work on the trails there.

    CCR, on the other hand, is resurrecting actual trail systems all over southwestern VA!

  • #69120

    Wow yea, this IS an old thread! Well before my time!

    My current home trails are the Bull and Jake Mountain trail system. Not the best trails in the world, but not bad for regular rides!

  • #69121

    Whoa, yeah, wicked zombie thread revival here! And fascinatingly, six years later, I’m still here!

    Cool seeing my old thoughts on Cutler Park. Nowadays, I still enjoy it, but it’s a speed ride for me and somewhere I like taking friends who are closer to novice than intermediate.

    As I just moved to Framingham, it seems like Callahan State Park and Ashland State Park will be my "go-to" rides, but I’m hoping to get much more acquainted with Vietnam Trails in Milford. There’s a lot of XC and stuff to learn there!

  • #69122

    Markham Park, and Amelia Earhart..I have two home trails??

  • #69123

    I’m lucky to live a mile from The Chutes/Stratton Open Space. I usually do 2 laps from Cheyenne Mtn High School up to Gold Camp Rd. I go down The Chutes on lap #1 and then down Arroyo Grande on lap #2. It makes for a little over 9 miles and 1500ft of climbing. I am still discovering new side trails in Stratton all the time. Great stuff!

  • #69124

    Seems like I have done this thread a good service. One of the things I noticed going through the threads, is multiple threads on the same subject. I do not want to add all the "new fork, replacement fork, or tires threads. And I wonder if some should be deleted? I have been riding for the last two years. 631 miles last year and the 602 miles as of today. I have found that my home trail though not the most hardcore trail is getting be my favorite. And since I have started to get defensive about it, I consider it mine. It also helps I but in time on maintenance as well. I have enjoyed other trails, glad mine "home trail" does not get jealous, and someone else has labored on that one. Feels like I am giving a little back.

  • #69125
    "DavidPeckjr" wrote

    Seems like I have done this thread a good service. One of the things I noticed going through the threads, is multiple threads on the same subject. I do not want to add all the "new fork, replacement fork, or tires threads. And I wonder if some should be deleted? I have been riding for the last two years.

    I hear you on that. The same topics tend to get rehashed over and over… but usually the topics just float down the list and disappear into the mists of our faulty memories.

    Thanks for bringing this topic back up!

  • #69126

    Your Welcome, just wondering, did I see you on the mmba site too?

  • #69127
    "DavidPeckjr" wrote

    Your Welcome, just wondering, did I see you on the mmba site too?

    Hmm I don’t think so…

  • #69128

    mistaken identity. no worries,

  • #69129

    Like Trout, I’m lucky to live within a mile of Stratton/The Chutes and it hit it regularly. I love climbing through Stratton, up The Chutes, and up Gold Camp Road to Spring Creek and down Columbine–great, quick loop with lots of variety. However, the one I can ride from my house that is my fave is Section 16 via Bear Creek Regional Park and Stephaine’s Trail. Similar distance and elevation change as Trout’s two lap route, but the added bonus of an extenden, gnarly douwnhill. I also think of Palmer Park and Cheyenne Mountain State Park as my home trails–they are my son’s favorites, so we hit them often as well.

    Prior to settling in Colorado Springs (’08 – ’10), I lived in in Fairfax Co. Va. in the middile of a triangle formed by what were my three home trails; Wakefield and Accotink Parks, Laurel Hill, and Fountainhead, each of which had it’s own unique attributes.

    Before that (’06 – ’08), I lived in Great Falls, Mt, where my only worthy "home trail" was the Norht Shore trail along the Missouri river. However, there were oodles of great rides within an easy day trip.

    When I bought my first bike in ’00, I was living in Cheyenne, Wy, where my home trail was the Headquarters Trail/Happy Jack trails. After I left, locals got a great addition and the fantastic trails at Curt Gowdy State Park is the new home trail for most Cheyenne and Laramie Riders.

    During my exile in Minot, North Dakota, the local trail was the Bison Plant singletrack.

    Subsequent to that, for my time in Dayton, Oh, my "home trail" was John Bryan State Park, although it was only another 20 minutes to the far more interesting Ceasar Creek State Park, so I usually took the extra time in search of some level of challenge.

  • #69130

    Here are a couple photos of a local trail only a few minutes from the house- Casa Grande Mountain, in Casa Grande, AZ. Not really a ‘mountain’ by Colorado standards, etc…. 😆

    Nice because it’s convenient/quick.

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  • #69131

    Looks like a trail I would like to ride. Well There are all sorts of trails I want to ride. Just going to have to plan some trips… I may have only one "home" trail, however there are a few trails I just feel at home!

  • #69132
    "NDTransplant" wrote

    Here are a couple photos of a local trail only a few minutes from the house- Casa Grande Mountain, in Casa Grande, AZ. Not really a ‘mountain’ by Colorado standards, etc…. 😆

    Nice because it’s convenient/quick.

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    I used to play paintball there 😃 (Case Grande, not the mountain.)

    That looks like an awesome trail.

  • #69133

    Neat looking trail.

  • #69134

    My favorite "home" trail would be Owl’s Roost. I think it is the best trail in the Triad area of NC. Great mix of a lot of cool stuff. Combine it with a trip down the greenway to Country Park and you are set for a nice ride.

  • #69135

    The trail I ride most is close to the house, Blanket creek. My favorite that I ride a lot is Racoon mnt. in chatanooga.

  • #69136

    I’m lucky enough to say, 401 and Strand Hill in Crested Butte are my two that i ride the most! I always take Tonys and Upper to Strand and 401! Once it gets older or a little wet Hartmans rocks is my bike HOME!

  • #69137

    Sherman Branch for me, a ten minute drive from my house in Charlotte, NC. It’s a fantastic trail created and maintained by the Tarheel Trailblazers!

    I’ve ridden it so many times I feel like I have a hometown advantage.

  • #69138

    Findley State Park in Wellington Ohio is my home trail

  • #69139

    Coldwater Mtn in Anniston,AL. IMBA will be back here in a couple weeks to start building more miles! 😄

  • #69140
    "annistonfire153" wrote

    Coldwater Mtn in Anniston,AL. IMBA will be back here in a couple weeks to start building more miles! 😄

    I was just talking about this trail with Jeff and we were both wondering when they expected the next phase of trail to be completed. Any idea? The NEABA website shows sometime between Fall of 2012 and Winter of 2013 which is a pretty big window.

  • #69141
    "GoldenGoose" wrote

    [quote="annistonfire153":3bn6fito]Coldwater Mtn in Anniston,AL. IMBA will be back here in a couple weeks to start building more miles! 😄

    I was just talking about this trail with Jeff and we were both wondering when they expected the next phase of trail to be completed. Any idea? The NEABA website shows sometime between Fall of 2012 and Winter of 2013 which is a pretty big window.[/quote:3bn6fito]

    Last I heard, but this was several months ago, they’re aiming to build about 10-15 miles of trail over the fall/winter/spring to open in late spring/early summer each year for the next several years until they’re done. But a lot depends on making sure that the funding continues to roll in. Rumor has it that, if the funding doesn’t dry up, there’s enough room for 80ish miles of quality singletrack out there!

  • #69142

    If they open the new trail sections in coldwater by spring next year thats perfect timing for my trip 😃

    But keeping in line with the thread topic…my home trail is the fort benning trail. its still somewhat new but its so much fun. Leaves me wanting more by the time i get done. Very well built and laid out.

  • #69143

    My "home" depends on where I’m working. If I’m up at Headquarters, it is Schaeffer Farms Trails, all of a few minutes down the road. Even with the quickly setting fall sun, I can get a close to 10 mile ride in directly after work.

    If I head back down to the College Park area, it will be Fairlands Regional Park Trails, which is close to my home and offers a nice network of after work trails.

  • #69144

    I was out of biking for a few years and when I came back, a lot had changed. That said, all the years I rode my Trek 930 were just on the street or bike paths. Now that I have a serious rig, my 2013 Mamba, I’m ready to get a lot more serious, especially since I live in Colorado.

    Thus far, my "home trail" is probably the entirety of South Valley Park in Ken Caryl, but I hope to find trails that are more fun, more challenging, and faster in the near future.

    Recommendations, CO riders?

  • #69145
    "dauw" wrote

    My home trail used to be Lake McMurtry, Stillwater, OK. Sweet flowing flatlander singletrack – about 30 miles worth. Four different trails (about 7 miles each) to keep someone interested. There was enough ravines, rock gardens, and short rocky climbs for technical stuff.

    I just moved to Laramie, WY. Happy Jack or Vedauwoo will likely become my new home trail because of proximity. Each are great networks that contrast each other and offer about 40? miles of trail combined. However, there are some more trails that I need to check out on the Medicine Bow NF about 30 miles west. I heading there today. Happy riding. 😃

    Try CURT Gowdy!!!!! Pure heaven. The places you named are right next to it but not in the same league. Live in Colorado Springs and still drive up once a month or more.

  • #69146
    "Bombardier" wrote

    We [i:34tqecxf]did[/i:34tqecxf] have a "home" trail, but now that we’re in Colorado, I gotta find a new one.

    Where in Colorado? Should be easy to find great riding no matter where in Colorado, because we are blessed with endless trails.
    Someone mentioned Halls Ranch- can’t go wrong,one of my favorite too. But need to know what city.
    Fort Collins Horsetooth Park.
    Colorado Springs- Palmer Park or Ute Park.
    Pueblo- South Shore.
    Bufalo Creek no matter where you live!!!

  • #69147

    My home trails are Tribble Mill, home of "Taco Stand" and Harbins Mountain Bike Park. I’m proud to say I’ve volunteered my time on both trails.

  • #69148

    Got to be El Morro state park. At some points along the trail you can see the ocean.

  • #69149

    Has to be Loyce Harpe Park for it is the closest and is pretty challenging and then Alafia it is more flowing, more trails and a little farther away and then there is Balm Boyette which is ideal except further away and a ride from the trail head. All very good trails in Florida!

  • #69150

    Im 15 min from Bear Creek, in lakewood CO so I guess thats my all-season home trail. Im always pressed with time, so thats like my quick get away and get the heart pumping.
    Next is Waterton canyon, 25 min away(connects with colorado trail) and Lair o’the bear 35 min away.

  • #69151

    Blankets creek is my good ole faithful. Next would rope mill right next door.

  • #216436

    I’ve got a couple of ’em.  If I’ve only got an hour or so after work I’ll hit Bar M to knock out a North 40 lap (30 minutes ride time, 15 minutes there and back from town).  A little more time and I’ll hit Deadman’s Ridge to Sidewinder.  Days off it’s Ahab or Mag 7.  Too many good choices here in the Moab.

  • #225025

    Late fall through spring my home trail is Santos on the Cross Florida Greenway.  Loads of beginner and intermediate XC trails…..if I’m  especially inspired there is the “Vortex” with plenty of short steep climbs, drops  and an assortment of wooden ramps.

    Summers and early fall are spent in Oregon.   As my skill and confidence have improved by home trails have changed over the past four summers.    At first Powell Butte (an urban preserve)  was my go to spot.   Then the  Molalla River   Recreation  Corridor trails  became my home away from home trails.   This past summer I  thoroughly enjoyed  joy the trails off of Road 44 along the east side of Mt. Hood.

  • #225097

    I live 3 miles from Alum Creek State Park, near Columbus Ohio. I’m lucky because there are two intermediate loop trails and a short beginner loop. There is a beginner skills park slated to open next Month too. It is a pretty nice thing to have so close by.

  • #225283

    I guess it doesn’t qualify as a home-trail since it’s about 1.400km away from me. On the other hand, would I live in the US that would probably be a weekend-roadtrip for you guys 🙂 Here on the old continent it’s different however! 🙂

    Anyway, one of my all-time favorites is the Coasta Trail in the Zona Zero in northern Spain. Pretty amazing trail with great views, great riding, great nature.

    DON’T LOOK LEFT ON “LA COASTA” | Mountain biking Zona Zero, Spain: ZZ-010 La Coasta doble (re-up)

  • #225586

    Clinton Nature Preserve just a few miles from the house.

  • #228005

    Camp Mack Lebanon County Pa

  • #231876

    After 15 minutes of biking, I can get to both the Milwaukee River Trail and Kletzsch Park. Right now they are covered in an inch of snow, and the temperature is around 0. The end of the hardcore mountain biking season looms closer…

    • #231877

      Right now, I would say Twist N’ Shout in GJ.

    • #234184

      I envy all you guys that live near great riding areas. I’m currently quite a distance from any ‘real’ bike trails, so I guess my favorite right now is the road outside my door. Keep peddling, Smoky

    • #236199

      Keepin’ the thread alive…

      I consider more than one trail in North Texas a “home trail”.  We’re lucky enough to have several (25+, 200+ miles of trails) to choose from within ~30-45 minute’s drive. And the weather to ride all year ’round!  But if I had to pick just one, it would be Knob Hills.  I recently rediscovered this fun trail.  It’s evolved greatly over the years (first rode it in the late 90’s), and it’s currently an all encompassing multiple loop one way single track (started as a two way in and out).  ~13 miles of a little bit of everything… roots, rocks, sweeps, roller coasters, tree cover, open spaces, hard, soft over hard, climbs and descents (tech and not so tech).  Easy enough for building experience (gonna need some to ride here though), tech enough not to bore you.

      A very close second (almost a tie) would be Johnson Branch!  Only second because it’s a 30 minute drive versus 15 minute…

      Both of these great trails and supported and maintained by DORBA.

  • #236230

    My home trail is the one that is….at my home! I have about 5 miles of single and double track on my property. I discovered an old network of quad trails when I moved there a couple of years ago, I wasn’t riding MTB back then, just dirt bike. Slowly I cleared the existing double track and I’ve just about doubled my mileage with a ton of single track loops and connectors I’ve added. The property has a creek running through it so I have a nice gully that gives me great elevation change (for Massachusetts) and I’ve focused on making all of the new stuff flowy and fast. I only have a few laps in on the MTB, but hundreds of hours on the dirt bikes.

     

    So yeah, my favorite trail is the one that affords me easy access that I built and cleared myself. It’s not the best…hell it may be close to the worst by some standards…but I can gear up, roll the bike out of my barn and go for a rip anytime I want. Hard to beat that.

  • #236282

    Markham Park Weston Florida! Great Singletrack!

  • #238838

    I’m in Northern Alabama, I think my favorite trail is 5 points in GA (when I go to ride various trails in Chattanooga). However my home trail in Monte Sano which never gets old and gladly ride consistently, aside from the times we get a group together that may want to take a road trip. I love the trails here so much that I moved and purchased a new home in a particular community based primarily on trail accessibility. I can now literally ride from my garage 50 yards to trails located on our Land Trust and I can take those trails and they connect to Monte Sano’s trail network. I feel like the luckiest person on earth, I have a true ride in/ride out home.

  • #238899

    “Brighton Recreation Area” in MI has got great trails and its the closest trail to me, 10 miles. 2 miles of green trail 9.5ish miles of blue and 7.5 miles of black. They were the trails that I first rode when I got into mountain biking, always my go to.

  • #240243

    “Brighton Recreation Area” in MI has got great trails and its the closest trail to me, 10 miles. 2 miles of green trail 9.5ish miles of blue and 7.5 miles of black. They were the trails that I first rode when I got into mountain biking, always my go to.

    A fellow Michigander–I love me some Torn Shirt!

     

    When I lived in Iowa and first started riding my home trail was Seven Oaks. After a few years I moved to NE Iowa and my home trail became Decorah HPTs. Both were very climby which is weird because, well, it’s Iowa.

    After leaving Iowa I moved to Great Falls, MT and my home trail would have been the South Shore trails. After the addition of Chaos (to go with Mayhem) it was a great trail system. And during the summer months one could ride it all the way to Box Elder and not even know they were a few miles from a city.

    Now that I live in mid-Michigan, there are a few trails that I love hitting but they’re 1+ hours away. Within 20-30 minutes I have quite a few trails that I hit regularly. If I had to narrow it down, I think it would have to be the Hunters Ridge South section of the West Lansing Trail. It’s only a 0.8 mile loop but it’s a fun 0.8 miles. As part of Fat Cyclist’s 100 Miles of Nowhere I did 50 laps out there one day and still love that little loop!

  • #240469

    Yep..it is my home. I have constructed a trail/technical course on 5 acres of my property. The good thing is, I can modify it to suit my skills and interests. The bad news is, I have to do the work.

  • #240542

    The bad news is, I have to do the work.

    I would think that falls under the good news category!

  • #243845

    My home trail is the great singletrack at Lake Rebecca Park near Rockford, MN.  14 miles of good riding and great scenery.  Only 5 minutes away from my house, this is my reason for getting back into mountain biking after a 20 year absence.

    https://www.threeriversparks.org/location/lake-rebecca-singletrack-trail

  • #243863

    I love Weowna Park Trails. it’s an awesome trail. It is in Bellevue, WA 98008, USA

  • #243864

    I love Weowna Park Trails. it’s an awesome trail. It’s length is 2.5 mile.

  • #244214

    Edwards Creek in Greenville, MI.  If that is my “home” trail, then my “cottage” is Merrell Trail in Rockford, MI and my “cabin” is Luton Park (also in Rockford).

  • #244273

    I live near Alum Creek State Park near Columbus Ohio. I’ve been traveling all week and I can’t wait to get home and ride the trails. The local club has some really dedicated guys making it better all the time.

  • #244275

    I’m guessing my “home” Trail would be the first one that I rode in 2 years. That would be Cypress trail in Sumter SC . It’s a short (6.2) mile quick Trail that takes me less then 10 minutes to get to.

  • #244589

    Yes I do have my home trail, which has always been the Entertainer in Mount Shasta. I am now the Bike Park Manager at the Mt. Shasta Bike Park and my new “home” trail is the Downhill trail off of Douglas Chairlift. That trail is ridiculously fun! I just started a blog for cycling in Siskiyou County you can find it at cyclinginsiskiyou.wordpress.com check it out.

  • #246511

    Mine would be the Big Laguna Trail which sometimes includes a run down Noble Canyon as well. It’s not really my “home” trail though as it’s an hour plus drive. It does however fit your question as being my “go to” trail.

  • #250636

    Murphy Hanrahan in Savage, MN is 2 miles from my house, its fast and fun. But I have a soft spot for Lebanon Hills in Eagan, MN. Truely something for everyone there. If I’m ho-humming about where to go, I end up there.

  • #250788

    My home trail since 1998 has been Weir Canyon Loop. Until early this year, it was a trail that I could easily access from my front door. However, a destructive fire in October 2017 lead to the county establishing some new fence lines this spring, which ultimately eliminated my easy access. Now I have to drive to an entry point, which takes about 5 minutes. The now-closed access point meant a mile in and a mile out, with about 400 feet of climbing. It was always exhilarating to start with the initial climb, gaining a little over 300 feet in 2/3 mile. I can still ride right up to the edge, which is now part of another ride that I do, connecting various segments of trail and roadways here in Anaheim Hills.

  • #251043

    My favorite home trail is Glendo Wy, mainly because its close but they have some very good uncrowded trails! My favorite go to course is” johnny behind the rocks” in Lander wy.

  • #251326

    My favorite home trail literally starts from my home in Sedona. I hit the garage door button and I ride about 1/2 mile to the Baldwin Loop trai, take that to the Templeton and on to either Slim Shady or Made In The Shade and loops me back to a short ride up the road back to my house. This loop has everything — Red Rock ripping at its best.  I could do it in reverse order and take the Hiline down to the Baldwin, but I rarely do.

  • #251627

    You guys want to check out Tosahatchee trails

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