Hobbs Hollow Flow Trail
Info and FAQ
Alex Stewart’s crew at Spectrum Trail Designs broke ground on the Hobbs Hollow Flow trail in December, 2016. This trail will provide a new and unique trail experience at Brown County State Park and will help maintain Brown County’s status as a National mountain bike destination. Alex and his crew will be working, as weather permits, through the winter and spring, and will complete the downhill section of the trail by July 2017. In late spring and early summer we will be holding volunteer work days to support the project. The project is funded through a $50,000 Indiana Tourism Destination Grant, which HMBA is matching with an additional $50,000. HMBA has already raised $26,000 and will be fund raising in 2017 to fully fund the project. Please help us by volunteering and donating to the HMBA Trail Fund.
The Hobbs Hollow Flow Trail will start at Hesitation Point. It will head west and descend for 1.5 miles (350 feet of elevation) down to the valley bottom. It will then climb back up and have another mile long descent (250 feet of elevation). The trail will climb back up and rejoin the trail system at the Aynes/Green Valley intersection.
The goal is to have a soft opening in July and then dial the trail in for the official grand opening at the 2017 Big Woods Brown County Epic (Oct 6th-8th).
Q and A
Q. Hobbs Hollow is a full on “Flow trail”! What’s Flow trail?
A. “Flow Trails take mountain bikers on a terrain-induced roller coaster experience, with little pedaling and braking necessary. This style of trail typically contains features like banked turns, rolling terrain, various types of jumps, and consistent and predictable surfaces. Conspicuously absent are abrupt corners or unforeseen obstacles. As a rider carves back and forth, and up and down, he or she develops a rhythm and flows down the trail.
Flow trails are what you make them: leisurely rides with your kids where beginners can roll over dirt features and bypass technical ones, or an exploration of skills and airtime for fast, talented riders who want to turn the trail into the ultimate playground.”
IMBA Flow Trail Description: https://www.imba.com/model-trails/flow-trails
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