Sunday, April 3, 2011

TA Report: Mansfield Hollow State Park

Date: April 3, 2011
Report Type: TA Report
Trail Name: Mansfield Hollow State Park
Town: Mansfield
Trail Conditions: Good
Observations/Information: Paula and I rode Mansfield Hollow Sunday afternoon. It was raw and windy, but sunny. Most of the trails were in great shape, although this place is prone to flooding in the spring. The yellow trail north of Rt. 89, just off the dump access road, is under water, and some of the dirt roads in that same area are muddy. Otherwise, there were just some deep stream crossings.


This was the first place I ever rode a mountain bike, way back in 1989. Some of the trails have hardly changed at all, but others have changed quite a bit. The yellow trail is one of these. The trail runs along the lake to the east, and has been gradually moved to higher ground, where it used to run right alongside the lake and succumb to annual spring floods. The new trail could have been built by mountain bikers- it winds serpent like along the hillside and is great fun to ride. It's relatively new and in buff condition, and it should stay that way due to its good design. I highly recomend this trail for anyone who hasn't ridden it.

Trail Ambassador Name: Paula Burton, Glenn Vernes

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How did you use the trail? Mt Biking
Trails Ridden: Yellow, unmarked
Time of day: Afternoon
Time/Duration (hours): 2
Approximate Distance (Miles): 10

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