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Ride recommendations needed 1 year, 6 months ago #44192


A friend and I are coming to e'ville in a couple of weeks for the first time in a few years. See there is a few new trails. Looking for some ideas for good routes and trails to link. We are Advanced/expert riders ideally looking for rides around an hour to two hours. Staying at base of ski hill.

Thanks for any advice....

Re: Ride recommendations needed 1 year, 6 months ago #44194

One to two hours isn't too long of a ride!

Best to start at Eagle (go down 219, and take a right just before the dollar general trail on the dirt road and just go up from there. Stay left and just keep going. If you really just want an hour or two, decide when to bail out across the road over to rain trail and head back to eagle for the descent back down.

Another shorter ride would be park at start of Rim, do rim, bent rim, (four rocks optional, but can be hard to find), white trail to tornado reroute, south pale ale.

Another shorter route would be white trail south of the tower (ride it while you can) to rocky's, then down buzzards/mutton hollow/porcupine, and then back across the top of HV.

Bring your smart phone so you can follow along at mtbproject.com

Re: Ride recommendations needed 1 year, 6 months ago #44195

Sorry, just to clarify, for three days we would probably do the following; wake up - 2 hr ride, lunch, 90 min ride, break with a beer, 60 min fun play ride, drink till falling down, sleep, repeat... However if someone can link up a 3-4 hr epic for me that would be great too. Thanks for the tips Jon!


Re: Ride recommendations needed 1 year, 6 months ago #44197

Dtwillow wrote:
drink till falling down

You'll be in the right town for that
The 1970's: No knee pads, helmets, brakes, or over cautious soccer mom's. It's just how we rolled...
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