wet, very wet. A lot of work has been done over the last few months, but the heavy rains and horses have taken over. Should be fine once it dries out and gets some wheels on it. This trail is a gem, and well worth the drive to ride. It will be awesome when it dries out!
The trails are fast right now. We have put in 100's of hours over the recent months to improve the trail and its paid off. Also some good new in regards to what we call "metal bridge". We recently built an all metal span bridge to be installed over the center of the bridge where it hangs down in the creek. We just need to get the guys together to install it. Hopefully they will entice other to start using the rest of the trail system.
The new bridge is installed over the old metal bridge and the outer loop is mostly mowed. We have started trying to put more wheels on it to hopefully reclaim some of the stuff that been riden very little over the past few years. I just got back from riding it and its getting faster already.
Wow! Obviously a ton of work on the trails over the past year & recently mowed. Everything is in great shape right now. I just wish the signage/directional markers were a little better for those who don't ride here often. Thanks Greenwood MTB.
Post by bobsimmons on May 31, 2016 18:21:01 GMT -5
I must say this trail is truly a Diamond in the ruff. A true gem I thought for the last 10 years that FATS was the best but i must say I think Long Cane might have it beat. I will say this the signs could be updated some mainly where you pop out on a road then you kind of don't know which way to go. Two rides up there this past week end one on the big loop and one on the short loop and 2 or 3 places we were kind of lost. One place we came out on a gravel road and had to search for where the trail went back in. Another we came out on a paved road and rode it like 2 miles back to Fell camp. We have now discovered we were supposed to come out for a short time then cut back in on a trail but just not clearly marked.
It's a great trail system and the Greenwood gang have done an amazing amount of work on that trail over the past year. Definitely in better shape than FATS right now. I like to think of this trail as FATS on steroids since it has a lot of flow but some nice features here and there too. Love that the trail flows along the banks of a stream on various sections and that the terrain is so interesting.
Next weekend, June 4th is our National Trails Day Ride and Cookout up there. We normally have 60 riders in attendance with several ride options and free food afterward. This is for all riders so come up and join us. We'll be getting started about 10am at Fell Hunt Camp. See the information above under Explore the Trails.
LCHT is in great shape. Even after the storm front dropped close to 3" on it Monday night. I rode the trail Tues afternoon without any mud on my bike. No standing water and not a single mud puddle. A few areas are popping up but I'm getting right on them with a flat blade shovel and we will stay ahead of the curve.
Visiting from Oak Ridge TN and decided to ride LCHT with some SC friends. Great location and conditions. Thank you Greenwood riders for maintaining this trail. Overall conditions was outstanding. Trail flow and type variety was exciting and interesting. Rode the 21 mile northern loop from Fell camp.