Monday, October 8, 2007

Honey Creek Conservation Area

The "A" Route is in Blue. The "B" route is in Pink.
Both have long rocky climbes and decents, long wooded sections, and open field sections. Climbing is tough and the trail is usually straight. It is a good trail system to really enjoy nature.

Note the rules below. There are a few, and bikes are regulated and restricted during the winter months.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Sunbridge Hills

This area was considered sacred by the Native Americans. Treat it with the utmost respect. Reflective Hiking, Running, and Biking in this Conservation Area is just about guaranteed to be spiritual.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Corby South Trails

Corby South incorporates trails and bridges built during the Great Depression with trails that are just a couple years old. This mildly hilly and sometimes technical set of trails is the perfect weekday evening loop. Because the older main trails cross the loop trails multiple times, the course can be confusing to first timers. The full loop including some of the over-grown grass sections is between 4.5 - 5 miles long. Without the grass sections it is 4 - 4.5 miles and is easily linked with Corby North on the other side of the parkway.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Corby North Loop

Corby North must be the favorite trail of most STJ Mountain Bikers. It was built during the winter of 2006/2007 and has quickly developed into a fast and fun course. It is approximately 3.5 miles and is easily linked with the Corby South trails on the otherside of the parkway.

Brownie Scout Trail

The Newer Brownie Map

The Older Brownie Map

This section of trail is just the first part of a much longer loop that is in the works. Look at all that green yet to be explored. The Brownie trail is very technical, off camber, rocky, tight, and fun. Enjoy this one, but don't try it if your nerves or bike handling skills are shaky. The currently complete trail is about 1.5 miles. The trail starts just East on the Parkway across from Krug park.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Krug Race Loop

Krug.... This is a tough course by all standards. It can be confusing with multiple trail crossings, and the 5.5 miles in the loop can seem like 10 or more. Hills are long and steep, and left over from a time when trails were built straight up and down the contour of the slope. Washed out and rooty climbs/decents are the rule. Even still, once the subtle charm of the trails are realized, a love affair with this trail system quickly blooms.
Summer is a tough time in Krug park though. Idiot teenager vandalism, and massive spider-webs every 5-10 feet at face level can ruin the experience of this trail pretty quickly. However, between the months of November and May, Krug park is some of the toughest, best mountain biking you will find in Saint Joseph, or anywhere.