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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #45 on: June 22, 2013, 07:33:59 AM »
Thanks for the trail work this summer

 I plan to mow at TRT south loop tmro w/ walk behind bush hog from Runyon Tool rental. Let me know if you would like to join or need any equip. After mowing TRT I plan to evaluate Hazel Landing & RR. The new frisbee golf at Hazel landing should be open

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #46 on: June 30, 2013, 04:52:07 PM »
Rode both trails this afternoon (sunday) and conditions were excellent.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #47 on: July 01, 2013, 05:42:36 PM »
 I attempted to ride hazel landing Saturday, but was losing track of the trail with the new areas all chopped up for the Frisbee course.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #48 on: July 01, 2013, 07:50:19 PM »
I attempted to ride hazel landing Saturday, but was losing track of the trail with the new areas all chopped up for the Frisbee course.
sounds like it's been "Rangelined" :(

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2013, 10:41:05 PM »

I don't have a gas chainsaw to handle the downed trees on River Road Park's trail, so I thought I'd post up for anyone that may be so inclined as to clear it.

There are 2 downed trees.  The first one is on the trail, in the first dip from the trail-head, upper section.  I believe the second is on the lower section, below the first overlook. 


If we don't get someone to chainsaw out the upper tree, then riders can still make it to the trail, past the debris if they have some momentum. 


The downed tree on the lower section can be navigated around too, but much more technical, with the tree broken off, just below the trail and a large branch to ride over, just past the outcropping tree trunk.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #50 on: April 17, 2014, 06:56:21 PM »
River Road Trail is looking good. I'd call it green except for some obstacles that have been present all winter.




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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2014, 12:12:51 AM »
5/3/2014  -First mountain bike ride ever.. as in - ever in my life. 


River Road was solid, no mud, 1 tree limb is down on the lower part of the run that could be moved with some muscle.  Some trail runners and only 1 other biker.


Hazel Dell also solid, no mud, quite a few big branches and hole trees down across the trail.  Not a single rider encountered in over 2 hours there.  Lots of Frisbee golfers towards the back part.   Also, there's TONS and I mean TONS of animal waste on the trail.  At first I thought someone didn't pick up after their dog but if that was the case they must have had 30+ dogs. 

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #52 on: September 16, 2014, 09:22:37 PM »
River Road Park is now green. The stinging nettles have been cut back.  The surface is somewhat soft... probably because of the somewhat low traffic this trail gets.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2014, 06:52:48 PM »
Just rode the Landing trail so I thought I'd give a quick update (not sure how many/often riders visit this trail): overall decent condition,  a few sticks here and there but nothing that should cause a problem.  I'd suggest wearing pants as trail becomes pretty narrow due to some hearty plants.

I wish this was more of a loop you're of trail (doubt I'm the only one) for safety reasons.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2015, 09:12:19 PM »
It seems like the same time each year that I am out on an urban ride and find that the River Road Park trail is OK when Town Run is not.

Aside from a tree down across the lower trail, it's good to go!

Single track is single track, right?   :D

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #55 on: September 14, 2015, 03:05:06 PM »
River Road Park:

It needs work.  First there is a tree down across the lower leg... Still.  It is not bike crossable and looks to have been there a long time.

As a "gateway" trail for pure beginners, it is in need of some attention one spot in particular where a well used access to the water crosses both trail legs the ground is so worn, the path ledge is gone and it is so steep and covered with the loose gravel that it is nearly impossible to ride across without losing your back tire.

I had to stop to right myself more times on that tiny little trail than I've ever had to do at Fort Ben or even the whole of Town Run.
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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #56 on: September 15, 2015, 01:00:17 PM »
I agree.  I only road river rd once or twice, but I found it more difficult due to riding on a slope than a ridge.


As I mentioned in my post about Hazel Dell Landing, how do we get out there and work on the trails?  I believe if we show there is a push and initiative, then maybe the development of more trails can be had in Carmel.


I know there are members from this community HMBA and the community of Carmel that have spoken about the potential for plans in the future.  I also know many people are busy with big projects that turn into Epics...etc.  So what is the best way to get involved and give back?
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Re: Trail Conditions OKAY for beginner 11 y/old?
« Reply #57 on: October 01, 2015, 12:10:13 PM »
Based on the Sept. '15 posts above, I'm hesitant to bring my daughter to Hazel Dell or River Road for her first trail experience.

Should go elsewhere?  (the beginner trail at Ft. Ben seems a bit boring)  Any other suggestions?

Thanks for any info!

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Re: Trail Conditions OKAY for beginner 11 y/old?
« Reply #58 on: October 01, 2015, 12:42:56 PM »

I took my 12 and 14 y/o to Town Run for their first rides ever.  Both seemed to do fine.  I just called out to them the path (ie.  stay left to avoid drop, etc.)


I didn't think Hazel or River Road were too bad, though they were less traveled, so the path was narrow, which might make it harder for a new rider.  I guess I don't even know what the beginner trail @ Ft. Ben is ... I only ever ride the two loops.





Based on the Sept. '15 posts above, I'm hesitant to bring my daughter to Hazel Dell or River Road for her first trail experience.

Should go elsewhere?  (the beginner trail at Ft. Ben seems a bit boring)  Any other suggestions?

Thanks for any info!
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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #59 on: May 23, 2016, 10:33:32 PM »
I walked the trail tonight and there are 2 large trees down on the lower portion of the trail near the south end of the loop.  The weeds are also overgrown and need a good trimming.

 

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