16 Fresh Mountain Bike Trails, Including New Lift-Served Bike Parks, Opened This Month

More than a dozen new mountain bike trails opened in August, including two lift-served bike parks in surprising locations.
Photo: Frost Fire Park.

This month we tracked more than a dozen new trail openings, including several singletrack additions to already massive trail networks. Not only that, a couple lift-served bike parks opened in unlikely places!

Browns Creek Pathway (East Jordan, Michigan): Top of Michigan Mountain Biking Association (TOMMBA) recently opened this 5-mile trail that’s designed with riders of all skill levels in mind.

E.T. – Extra Terrestrial (North Bend, Washington): Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance opened this fast and flowy ripper at Tiger Mountain this summer.

Frost Fire claims to offer the only mountain bike lift service in North Dakota. Photo: Frost Fire Park.

Frost Fire Park (Walhall, North Dakota): It’s 2021, so why not open a bike park in North Dakota? Frost Fire offers multiple lift-served downhill trails, and the park boasts 350ft. of vertical drop from top to bottom.

Hilltop Bike Park (Anchorage, Alaska): Alaska also got a new lift-served bike park in August.

Horns Hill Park (Newark, Ohio): 17 new bike trails and connectors were added to Horns Hill Park this month.

Marquette Mountain Resort (Marquette, Michigan): Marquette Mountain Resort just opened lift-served access to seven downhill trails for moderate to advantage riders.

Moore Park (Klamath Falls, Oregon): The Klamath Trails Alliance helped add a new skills area to the Moore Park Trail network.

Norcross (Windsor, Vermont): This new 8-mile trail connects to the Mt. Ascutney State Park trails, and opened in July.

Rockwell Park (Bristol, Connecticut): A new pump track was added to Rockwell Park.

Rockwood Park (St. John, New Brunswick): New “enduro-style” trails, built by Shoreline Dirtworks, were added to the sprawling Rockwood Park trail network.

Rocky Branch Trail (Belmont, North Carolina): The grand (re?) opening for the Rocky Branch trail took place on August 7, and the multi-use trail is part of the Carolina Thread Trail.

Sharps Ridge Memorial Park (Knoxville, Tennessee): The park added a new 1.1-mile-long adaptive mountain bike trail this month.

Welcome Park / Bike Yard (Dayton, Ohio): The first phase of the Bike Yard project opened to the public with a course of rollers and obstacles best described as a bicycle playground.

Whipsaw (Copper Harbor, Michigan): The renowned Copper Harbor Trail system just got a new, downhill, flow-style trail.

Wildwood Mountain Bike Trails (Yucaipa, California): Wildwood City Park officially opened phases one and two of their trail project, bringing two miles of singletrack to Yucaipa.

Xcel Energy Bike Park (Shakopee, Minnesota): On August 24 four loops, totaling about four miles, officially opened to riders at Quarry Lake Park.

Do you know of a new mountain bike trail that opened recently, or a trail that’s opening soon? Add the details using this form, and email [email protected] so we can help spread the word!

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