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richSR

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Best trails for beginners
« on: June 04, 2015, 12:06:37 PM »
Hey guys, I'm fairly new to mountian biking (started last summer) and I have loved it so far. Just wondering, what are the best trails in the state to try as a beginner? I also have a couple of friends just starting out that may join and would also need some good starter trails.
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Re: Best trails for beginners
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2015, 02:33:41 PM »
Pine Loop at Brown County.  First loop off the parking lot to the right side.
Camp Glen at Fort Ben State Park.  1 mile loop. Flat.
Town Run is pretty tame minus a few spots that can be walked if need be.  It's a fast trail once you get used to it.

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Re: Best trails for beginners
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2015, 03:31:10 PM »
Awesome, I'll add those to my riding list for the summer.

I'm in Fort Wayne, so I rode the local trail. Also made it out to SWW late in the fall last year. I really want to try Brown County and Town Run.
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Re: Best trails for beginners
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2015, 06:07:43 PM »
While at Brown County, you can also drive to the other end of the trail system and ride Limekiln as an out and back. The great thing about BCSP is you can progress as you like to trails with more difficulty. North Tower was the "beginner" trail when I started...it just meant I had to stop more often to rest my legs and walk a couple of spots.

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Re: Best trails for beginners
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2015, 06:42:44 PM »
Rangeline has a nice setup, too. There's some pretty advanced stuff there, but the beginner loop is the "core" of the trail system, and everything builds off of it. As far as beginner trails go, however, it's a pretty challenging one for Indiana.


Camp Glenn at Ft. Harrison is about as easy as it gets, with the Mann Loop at Southwestway being close to it (it's wider and less technical, I would argue, but it has more elevation change than Camp Glenn does by far).

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Re: Best trails for beginners
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2015, 06:53:09 AM »
Since you're in Ft. Wayne Winona isn't far and the "green" trail generally isn't too technical.  There may be a few spots you have to walk but as your skills build you'll ride right over them.  Then you can try the "black" sections.  It's also a bonus that Winona dries relatively quickly with all of the rain we've had this year.


Potato Creek is an easy trail; no killer hills, not a whole lot of elevation for that matter, but still fun.

 

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