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    Harbison State Forest Fees

    Can somebody clarify if I will need to purchase a parking permit AND trail use permit to ride Harbison State Forest? Website isn't clear on this.

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    When I go there, I just pay the $5 parking fee and ride. Often, in the summer, there were no payment envelopes and people said not to worry about it.
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    Ditto -- Just pay the $5 and you're good to both park and ride

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    Harbison only requires a parking pass. There isn't a bike permit anymore.
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    This place was fun. Only being 1.5 hours south, it's a great option when weather is sour at home. I gave the hungry yellow box $10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy G. Parrish View Post
    This place was fun. Only being 1.5 hours south, it's a great option when weather is sour at home. I gave the hungry yellow box $10.

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    Glad you enjoyed it! What was your route? It's not the most technical spot but plenty of flow.

    Harbison is my local spot that I ride 3-4 times a week since it's only about 15 minutes door to door. We're fortunate for having such a decent spot so close to town.

    And thanks for the additional contribution - it's appreciated!

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    IT is about 2 hours north of me but really the closet place I like. Anybody ever ride at Poinsette state park?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCTerp View Post
    Glad you enjoyed it! What was your route? It's not the most technical spot but plenty of flow.

    Harbison is my local spot that I ride 3-4 times a week since it's only about 15 minutes door to door. We're fortunate for having such a decent spot so close to town.

    And thanks for the additional contribution - it's appreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    IT is about 2 hours north of me but really the closet place I like. Anybody ever ride at Poinsette state park?
    Poinsette has been improved a LOT over the past few years.

    It's worth a trip over there, especially after it rains. Even more so during winter when Harbison is muddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy G. Parrish View Post
    That's one way to get 18.5 miles in at HSF! Glad to see you rode Siderwoman which is as technical as it gets at Harbison - nice.

    I wish the forest staff and volunteers (I do volunteer when I can) would get behind spending time on improving the other side of the forest, Lost Creek. It's OK as is but there's so much potential to improve but it sort of gets treated as the redheaded stepchild.

    Quote Originally Posted by DM-SC View Post
    Poinsette has been improved a LOT over the past few years.

    It's worth a trip over there, especially after it rains. Even more so during winter when Harbison is muddy.
    I agree about Poinsette being a great place to ride with many improvements over the last couple of years as DM-SC points out. It has elevation ("midlands mountains") that we don't get at Harbison and it does drain really, really well.

    The staff and volunteers at Poinsette are constantly improving what's there as well as adding new trails. Last time I was there in the summer, I overheard a group talking with a ranger who suggested more trails are being added in 2018.

    I used to ride Poinsette quite a bit when I lived in town since it was only 40-45 minutes for me. Now that we moved and Poinsette is almost the same time to FATS, I've been headed to FATS more regularly but I do have an itch to get back to Poinsette soon. And FWIW, no parking fees at Poinsette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCTerp View Post
    I wish the forest staff and volunteers (I do volunteer when I can) would get behind spending time on improving the other side of the forest, Lost Creek. It's OK as is but there's so much potential to improve but it sort of gets treated as the redheaded stepchild.
    I agree on Lost Creek. Really a shame it's been ignored over the years.

    Back about 10-12 years ago, my wife and I spent quite a lot of time maintaining Lost Creek.

    Maybe it'll get some love soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DM-SC View Post
    Poinsette has been improved a LOT over the past few years.

    It's worth a trip over there, especially after it rains. Even more so during winter when Harbison is muddy.

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    That is really great to hear. Poinsette is actually close to me as well!
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