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    Lookout mountain

    Anyone ever ride lookout mountain preserve?

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    Yep, waste of time! I live there and hike it all the time, thought i'd try to ride it one day and there isn't a spot on the whole mountain thats worth riding unfortunately. Luckily trail 100 is down the street!

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    Not alot of good mtb trail there, it's mostly off camber and rocky. Trtavel a few miles south and just ride the big mt preserve

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    It's an OK alternative for finishing a ride VS riding pavement all the way home. Not really a destination though...
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    I agree. It sucked! I live in the neighborhood and figured I'd hit it for my maiden voyage on my bike. Tons of big loose rocks. I'll go to PMP next.

    For a beginner, is it a good ride to go in off Northern and head out from the dreamy draw rec area?

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    If you're in the hood of lookout, just pedal south of Tbird on 7th street. Huge parking lot there and TONS of beginner trails.
    Plenty of easy stuff where you are asking g about too.

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    Thanks. I'll try those too. Hard to get away with 3 kids 5 & under.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    It's an OK alternative for finishing a ride VS riding pavement all the way home. Not really a destination though...
    You should spend more time there, it's the second best area to Dreamy Draw, in the area.
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    What foolishness is being said here?? I agree with Mrwhlr. Lookout Mountain is excellent!

    There is about 3 miles of intermediate technical single track countouring its way round the mountain - 20 - 30 minutes ride. It is rocky and a bit more technical in a few places but there is plenty of good quality rideable trail to enjoy. Counterclockwise is best I think. You can do both directions or take side trails to do figure of 8 to make a longer ride. Good climbs, narrow trails, a few side trails, exposed in places. Makes an entertaining night ride too! It connects to Trail 100 on legitimate trails to the south through the golf course so is well worth including in any ride out of the North Mountain trailhead.
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    Lookout mountain

    When I lived off 7th st and Union Hills I would ride from my house to T100 and cut through there. Not epic by any means but way better than pavement the whole way. We used to run XC there in high school when we went against PV


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    It's too technical for me. I'm a total newb. I'll work my way up to it. I do appreciate it for a short tide. I can bike to the park trailhead from my house in about 4 minutes.

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    Also. When I open google maps and select bike paths, it shows none on lookout mtn. Does that mean it's hike only? I never see bikes on it, and we go to that park quite a bit with the kids.

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    Bikes are allowed there, it's not a common biking mountain.
    Check out the link below for a map of the Mt Preserve.


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    Hike it frequently, every cyclist I talk to riding out there says it sucks. It would be a little bit better if the trail off of Coral Gables wasn't all super loose shale.

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    Just got back from riding the circumference trail as the sun was setting, to remind myself how good it is. Most dangerous bit was returning down Coral Gables where I was almost hit by a car backing out of its driveway. The driver said he did not see me although I was lit up like a Christmas tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaseSpace168 View Post
    Hike it frequently, every cyclist I talk to riding out there says it sucks. It would be a little bit better if the trail off of Coral Gables wasn't all super loose shale.
    Excellent, I'd like you to spread the word because, even there, I see rock fairy work in places only a 29"er could love. Good thing it's too hard to get to most of the good stuff for most.
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    One day, when they turn T100 into a shaded, paved walkway for 80-year old ex-mtbers to enjoy, Lookout Mtn. will be the destination of choice for young miners seeking a challenge. Don't discard it just yet.

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