Monday, April 8, 2013
Report Type: TA Report:
Trail Name: Tyler Mill
Trail Conditions: Mostly clear, very dry
Observations/Information: I took a ride at Tyler Mill Monday afternoon. I parked at Veteran's Park on East Center Street (the norhern end of the park). While there's more and better parking (and potties) at Veteran's Park, the best trails for mountain biking are on the southern end off of Rt 150. It's not a long ride, but it takes time eway from the good stuff.
I rode out on the red trail. There's a new trail, blazed blue, that takes a long detour around a steep scree slope on red. The trail looks brand new, the treadway still soft.
Once on the southern end I rode the purple and green trails, as well as some of the unmarked trails. The marked trails were all clear, as were most of the unmarked ones. There was a little mud on red along the river, and in the typically wet places. Otherwise the trails were as dry as I've ever seen them.
The best trails to ride are purple and (most of) green, as well as the black dot (red with bleck dot). They wind their way between the dead cedars that are everywhere in the park, few big hits but a lot of chatter, and short steep climbs with loose soil. The trails are tiring to ride because of the steep climbs and because they encourage fast pedaling. There are also hidden gems in some of the unmarked trails off green and red, particularly one at the end of green.
Trails were in good shape and well ridden, but very dry. Much evidence of saw work, clearing the dead cedars. On the way back I crossed paths with a group going out. They were riding everything from all mountain dualies to a rigid Niner singlespeed.
Trail Ambassador Name: Glenn Vernes
Trail Ambassador E-mail: glennvernesatgeemaildotcom
How did you use the trail? MT Biking
Trails Ridden: Red, blue, purple, green, black dot, unmarked
Time of day: Afternoon
Time/Duration (hours): 2.0
Approximate Distance (Miles): 12 miles