North Arm Trail
Kids dig North Arm Trail
Rating: Hikers and bikers alike will find this easy.
Distance: 3 miles one way.
Locals and visitors alike recognize the North Arm Trail of Pineview as an inexpensible feature whether as a ride, hike or bike on its own, or the perfect link and warm-up preceding the challenging climbs of South Skyline or Wheeler and beyond. This trail is unique in that whether you're five and enjoying your first mt. bike ride ever, or a well-seasoned cyclist, it offers flow, ease, and techy challenges anyone can enjoy. The trail is about 12 years old and so beloved, it receives the TLC of local users from spring to fall keeping it clear of deadfall and stalky, thick undergrowth that can wrap around your handlebar and take you right out. As the season develops, some of the grasses can feel like whips to your bare legs, but no sooner, you've hopped onto the trail days later and can find it mowed to perfection.
The North half of the trail is best left alone until completely dry. Unfortunately, some of our users cannot bridle their enthusiasm enough to forgo this section after heavy spring and fall rains. Once it dries, the premature usage is permanently stamped into the hardened clay causing some tire ruts and worse, horse hooves that will vibrate your hands off the handlebar. Conversely, the south half is made up of road base gravel and is usable at almost any given moment.
Reminder: this trail is very popular, easily accessible via the pathway, and littered with children during weekends so use caution and restraint particularly around blind corners. See also blog post October 12, 2012.
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