Rode keg creek ccw. Definitely needs some serious attention to get to a really rideable state. Lots of trees down. Tons of branches and brush all over the trail. Lots of leaves and pine needles pretty thick on the trails too. It’s obvious people don’t ride this trail very often as the path is hard to see at times and the forest seems to be reclaiming the path in sections. There are a couple of bridges that don’t exactly inspire confidence when crossing but I could tell where at one point well built. Around the 6 mile mark, there was a huge group of trees down right before a large clearing, near where the trail crosses Dickey Branch. I got lost in this section trying to find my way around the trees, while carrying my bike through some thick scrub. I eventually just had to turn around and head back the way I came. This trail could be really fun if it got a bunch of trail maintenance. But it’s going to take some serious work to get it back. I wouldn’t recommend Keg Creek at this point if you’re wanting to just go for a fast flowy ride. If you’re looking for a very primitive down and back, and down mind picking your way through thick brush and hopping and climbing over quite a few logs....this is certainly your trail. Over all it was about 12 miles and it took me 2 hrs 20 mins. Caveat....im not the fastest rider out there. I’ll keep on the lookout for a work party at keg creek. Could be a super fun trail.
Corey we will be re-evaluating our outlying trails over the next couple of months so stay tuned.
Just over half of the 150 miles of singletrack in our area is comprised of FATS (app 37 miles), Bartram (app 20 miles), Augusta Canal Singletrack (app 3 miles) and Long Cane Horse Trails (26 miles). All of these trails are ridden frequently and get quite a bit of attention during the year as a result. The remainder of the trails, there are 7 of them, are old school mountain bike trails and simply don't get the traffic they once did. It is more difficult to round up volunteers to do work parties on those trails. If you are interested in being added to a list of people to be called on to help with those outlying trails, please send an email to SORBAcsra and we will add you to the list. Thank you!
Thanks for the reply Angela. Yeah...I’d been riding fats and the canal track and was looking to see what else was doable locally. I’ll send an email to the link and see if I can be of some help next time there’s some work done. Thanks again