Haven't rode Horne Creek and wanting to know trail conditions. Is the trail open during hunting season? Is hunting allowed there on Sundays? We may ride there this week, is it a good trail to ride with wet conditions.
Last Sunday there were 2 pine trees down, one @ 1 1/2 mile mark & one @ the very end (20 yards) of section 4. The trail is a little over grown in spots but very ridable and could use some wheels. As far as I know the trail never closes. ;D
Rode Sunday afternoon 1/10/10 for the first time this year & the trail is in great shape. The switchback work looked even better. The stonework is doing its job & starting to fill in with sediment rather than erode. No trees down, very little mud, & only one icy spot - What Fun!
+1 on perfection. Rode it today and have to say it was in really nice shape. Couple very small soft (slightly wet) spots but they were very small. What a perfect day for a ride there too. Temp was perfect. Came across numerous hikers but did not see any bikes. Anyways, if you are looking for a good place to ride since the "holy grail" is closed do yourself a favor and take the drive up and ride it!
Rode Sat. evening & the trail is generally in good shape. Only tree down is the one in the middle of section three. The trail is however developing a problem @ "red hill" with white arrow in section 5. The stream eroded the bank away, 2 trees have fallen into the stream, taking one of the carsonite supports for the white arrow is half way down the creek bank, and 1/3 of the tread is gone as you round the corner. Scouted around & there are a few existing land features around a reroute could take advantage of.
The "green needles" part of section 3 discussed last fall, is now a trail section covered in pine bark. Next year I guess we will have a few more log rides.