Friday, January 09, 2015

MTB-Arcata Community Forest Update

There have been some new and rerouted trails in the forest since my original post in 2009.  The city of Arcata has updated the forest trail map and added a new map that includes the S. Fk. Janes Creek Loop in the Samuel's Easement.  Here is a link to their website.

The new S. Fk. Janes Creek loop is approximately 1.6 miles and should take about 15 minutes to ride.  The best portion is the singletrack descent riding counterclockwise from the upper trailhead.  The remainder of the loop is gravel road with broken concrete surfacing which is rough even on a full-suspension bike.  It's hard to enthusiastically recommend the whole loop especially with a real steep climb on the Arcata Ridge Trail portion of the loop.  However, more trail equals more variety and future expansion of the system is a welcome development.
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