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    The Trails Review Section of MTBR or Finding New Trails

    It seems like the "Trails" section is becoming less and less relevant with trails not being added and the latest reviews are often from years ago.

    So where do you go to get decent reviews for trails in a new area?

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    I like Trailforks. MTBproject is also pretty good. Most areas have local mountain bike groups that often have decent trail info.

    The MTBR trail review section is dated and inconsistent at best. Leave it alone.
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    Go to the sub forum for a particular area. There's usually a thread dedicated to trails and where the best trails are to ride. If theres not a thread like that, start one inquiring about the best trails to ride in the area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Go to the sub forum for a particular area. There's usually a thread dedicated to trails and where the best trails are to ride. If theres not a thread like that, start one inquiring about the best trails to ride in the area.
    Good point, this is always a good resource. In fact the "where should I ride" section in the subforums is
    often stickied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Good point, this is always a good resource. In fact the "where should I ride" section in the subforums is
    often stickied.
    True, and often times new riders in on vacation or new to the area overlook a stickie thread dedicated to places to ride. And start a thread of their own inquiring good places to ride. Which often times get stellar results with numerous people giving great info.
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    Trailforks or the regional sub-forum. Trailforks is a great site.
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    Thanks for the Trailforks recommendation! Seems like a decent site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Go to the sub forum for a particular area. There's usually a thread dedicated to trails and where the best trails are to ride. If theres not a thread like that, start one inquiring about the best trails to ride in the area.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Good point, this is always a good resource. In fact the "where should I ride" section in the subforums is
    often stickied.
    That is what I came here to say. The Local Forums are actually designed as places to talk about local trails and meet up with others from your area.

    I took some time and put together this resource guide for SoCal because we had so many new posts each week asking where they should ride and rent, etc when visiting LA or San Diego:

    Southern California Riding Guide - Where to Ride, Rent, Shop?


    This is an open invitation for anyone who wants to create such a guide for their own local area, let me know and I will help you with creating images and organizing the URL's to be easy to read and Manage as well as Sticking the post so it will always be near the top of page one of the Forum.

    (Also I moved this from OC to General since it is def bike related and would serve a better purpose there)
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    Mtb project is fantastic, searching via maps etc, and elevation profiles, GPS tracks
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    I would add Strava Global Heat Map. Numbers speak for themselves.

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