I tried to ride the trail for the first time today. I did like the SORBA website said and road back across the bridge to start the trail and finish in the parking lot. I got about 2 miles in and hit a road way of some type on a hill side with a creek at the bottom to the right. I lost the trail. I rode up and down the road and could'nt find any markings on where it went next. Anybody know where I am talking about? Directions? I'd like to try it again. Thanks!
Yep,about 200 feet on your right after you ride through the creek the trail continues. The best is yet to come, trust me, you'll enjoy it.Unfortunately the trail in kinda hard to see in that spot but you can find it if you try you just gotta look really hard.
Yes, you turn and go down that hill and across the creek. That crossing is armored with concrete, so you can hit it full speed. Go up the hill just a ways (may not even have to pedal if you cross the creek fast enough) and the trail goes back into the woods, on your right I believe.
Post by mudonthetires on Nov 21, 2010 9:38:00 GMT -5
I had a similar issue several weeks back, I got out late and wanted to do a quickie lap so I rode the fire/access rode in by the Keg WMA sign and was going to take the trail head just this side of the reinforced creek. It looked like ACOE had been doing some road work because the sides of the road were bermed up and the concrete was covered up with earth. I could not find the trail head and wound up riding back the way I came. Last weekend I rode the whole look CCW and when I got to the creek the concrete was visible, the road was smoothed out and the head was clearly marked with orange tape (thanks whoever did that).
My son and I rode this trail for the first time this afternoon (Clockwise)and did the same thing. We actually rode uphill on the fire road first. Since we didn't see any markers, we rode back down, thru the creek - missed the trail to the right and rode 1/4 mile or so past it. Turned back around and saw it on the way back. We won't have this issue again, but for other first-timers, it might be nice to have an additional mark/arrow or two. Great day for a ride!
I marked the trail with a bunch of orange tape today, on both sides of the creek you can't miss it whether your going cw or ccw. Great day at Keg by the way the trail is in awesome condition. I bit it pretty good on my cw lap. Coming off of the hill at boulder creek with a little speed as I turned to drop down and cross the little stream of water there my front tire just completely washed out, the pine straw and leaves where about a foot deep. The water there is no more than six inches wide and I ended up sitting right in it. Any how be careful in that turns its crazy slippery from all the pine straw. I raked a bunch of it away but a little breeze could easily bury that corner again.
Ted - thanks for hanging the tape - I try to keep pink tape there - don't know where it goes. Either deer eat it or hunters tear it down.
We try to blow off the heavy duff the first part of January - some areas simply get buried with leaves and straw and it's tough to keep to the line - especially if you're not real familiar with the route.
after five years of riding Keg I finally came across another rider today. nice chatting with you Ted. The pine straw and leaves were making me slide a bit. Also lost/rode off the trail a few times....well maybe more than a few. Great ride. managed to ride just past Pollard's to the bridge sorba put in.
trail goes this way
also, please leave these. fun triple log ride, at least cw. i did remove a branch from one of the logs. near the field.