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Other Great Indiana MTB Trails => Other - Central/South => Topic started by: billy on April 07, 2011, 09:36:56 AM

Title: Spring Mill State Park Mountain Bike Trail
Post by: billy on April 07, 2011, 09:36:56 AM
Can anybody give me a biker's impression of the Spring Mill State Park mountain bike trail?  If the weather forecast doesn't completely go to heck, was contemplating camping there this Friday.  Thought the park might make a good combo bike and hike trip.  Not expecting anything comparable to BC or FL, even Wapehani, just wondering if their definition of bike trail is singletrack, crushed rock, etc.  Worth a gamble?
Title: Re: Spring Mill State Park Mountain Bike Trail
Post by: Bentcrank on April 07, 2011, 10:10:54 AM
It was not too bad the one time I rode there. It is not a very long loop, but still better then nothing.

There is a pump/dirt jump track that can be a little fun, but needed some attention.
Title: Re: Spring Mill State Park Mountain Bike Trail
Post by: billy on April 07, 2011, 10:40:51 AM
Thanks for the quick response!  My 9-yr old son is more of a Limekiln/Harmonie rider than a Schooner type.  Will be coming from Champaign/Urbana area and need to be in Bedford Saturday morning.  Hope to ride somewhere if the weather holds!
Title: Re: Spring Mill State Park Mountain Bike Trail
Post by: billy on April 09, 2011, 11:45:07 PM
I'll add my impression.  The trail is a 2-mile loop with a lot of crushed rock ballast.  Very easy, not technical at all.  Some minor elevation changes with one larger hill.  The trail is right by the campground (plus) and probably satiates the 90% of campers who go over to try it out, but I would have to call it more of a  moderate doubletrack rails/trails type of ride.  Dirt track is still there, a little rutted.  We got lucky to try it out this morning right before the horrendous rains hit (did the trail Friday).
Title: Re: Spring Mill State Park Mountain Bike Trail
Post by: bholcomb on August 09, 2019, 03:44:10 PM
Does anyone have any up to date information on the trails at Spring mill?
Title: Re: Spring Mill State Park Mountain Bike Trail
Post by: holzhaus on August 14, 2019, 06:26:28 PM
I was just there. Above descriptions are accurate, all gravel, not technical except for some big ruts in the gravel (mostly running along the trail not across). Currently one large tree down that requires dismount on both sides of the loop (fell conveniently where the two sides are within 40' of each other).
Overall OK for a little ride if you are in the area, but not worth a trip from elsewhere.