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    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.


    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 ūüôā Here on the old continent it’s different however! ūüôā

    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)


    Clinton Nature Preserve just a few miles from the house.


    Camp Mack Lebanon County Pa


    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!


    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…


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


    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


    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.


    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.


    Markham Park Weston Florida! Great Singletrack!


    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.


    “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.


    ‚ÄúBrighton Recreation Area‚ÄĚ 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 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.


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

    I would think that falls under the good news category!


    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.


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


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


    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).

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