Trail builders around the world are closing out the year with grand openings! Here are the newest mountain bike trails offering fresh dirt this month.

Dungeness Trails (Sequim, Washington): While mountain bikers have been riding trails in the area for years, the Olympic Peninsula Cycling club just helped open a new trailhead and is working to add and improve trails within the system.

Franklin mountain bike trails (Franklin, Tennessee): A 1.2-mile trail just opened in Franklin, outside Nashville, Tennessee. Up to four miles of singletrack is planned for the park.

J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation Bike Park (Boise, Idaho): Not to be outdone by the Waltons, the Albertson Family Foundation — fueled by founders of the Albertson’s chain of grocery stores — just opened an 8-acre bike park complete with trails and a skills area.

JW Bill McFarland Sr. Memorial Trail at Lake Lurleen (Tuscaloosa, Alabama): This half mile trail adds to the 20+ miles of mountain bike trails at Lake Lurleen State Park.

Slieve Bloom (Baunreagh, Ireland): The first 21km phase of the Slieve Bloom trails opened to riders this month, with up to 100km of trails planned.

Thredbo Valley Trail (Thredbo, New South Wales): The popular Thredbo Valley trail, located in the Snowy Mountains of southern Australia, just doubled in length thanks to an 18.4km extension.

Oljon South (Woodside, California): This new 1.7-mile addition to the El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space trails connects to the Blue Blossom trail for a fun loop.

Do you know of a new mountain bike trail that opened recently, or a trail that’s opening soon? Email news@singletracks.com so we can help spread the word!

# Comments

  • Jim Parsons

    One of the most anticipated trails in the Rockies in years, that has the potential to be an IMBA epic one day, the Palisade Plunge. Partial opening this Spring.

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