11 New Mountain Bike Trail Openings [October 2019]

The latest mountain bike trail openings across the USA, Western Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Wales.
66 Trails, map added by nateamoore13.

66 Trails (Prineville, Oregon): Two new beginner-friendly loops were opened at the 66 Trails system in Prineville on October 1. The park also includes a mountain bike skills area.

Arklow Adaptive Trail (Collie, Western Australia): On October 2 a 10km adaptive trail designed for hand cyclists opened in Arklow Forest. This is part of the Munda Biddi trail network near Collie, Western Australia.

Barsness Park (Glenwood, Minnesota): The two-mile Barsness Park trail may not seem like much, but it’s one of the first and only singletrack bike trails in the immediate area. Officially opened October 5, 2019.

Middle Hill Bike Park (Clarence, New Zealand): The Middle Hill Mountain Bike Park opened on October 5 with five trails. With 10km of singletrack and 450m of vertical drop this looks like a fun place to ride!

Thetford Academy Flow Trail (Thetford, Vermont): Thetford Academy in Vermont opened their new 1-mile flow trail to the public on October 12, 2019.

Hempstead Harbor Woods (Port Washington, New York): This 2-mile trail, in Port Washington, was supported by the Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclists (CLIMB) and opened October 16, 2019.

North Cooper Lake Bike Park (Smyrna, Georgia): On October 19, the North Cooper Lake Bike Park was grand re-opened with a new skills area, improved signage, and 3+ miles of trails.

Ephrata Bike Park (Ephrata, Pennsylvania): Also known as Heatherwood, the Ephrata Bike Park officially opened October 19 with a mountain bike skills area, pump track, and more advanced lines. This style of compact bike park seems to be becoming more popular lately. Spearheaded by Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association.

Melindwr Trail (Aberystwyth, Wales): The 5km Melindwr Trail is the latest addition to the Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Forest in Wales. The new section, which opened October 19, consists of two intermediate-level loops.

photo: Jeff Barber

Almond Butter and Rattle Rocks (Colorado Springs, Colorado): While the grand opening for these new trails in Ute Valley Park was held on October 22, riders have been enjoying these trails since late summer. I actually had a chance to ride Almond Butter with regular Singletracks contributor John Fisch back in September and I can confirm that it’s professionally constructed and a blast to ride!

Wonderland trails (Quesnel, British Columbia): Mountain bikers have been riding trails in the network known as Wonderland for a while, and now there are 12km of newly official trails available for riding. The newest trails include Angry Beaver, Woodburry’s Way, and Sluice Box.


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