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  1. #1
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    Moraine SP Trails Status

    Hi folks,

    I haven't ridden on the Moraine MTB trails for "a long time" (I've biked TO Moraine, but that's a long ride for me from my folks so it doesn't leave off-roading energy). I'm visiting my folks for Labor Day and I'm going to ride out at Moraine. A few questions:

    (1) Does it still get very overgrown later in the year (now) -- particularly on the powerline?

    (2) Do you still recommend parking "closer to civilization" (i.e., near the concession area) for fear of having your car messed with out at the powerline?

    (3) Is it recommended to ride it counter-clockwise? (I always road it clockwise and on my most recent trip, was told, that was just "silly")


  2. #2
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    Jan 2008
    I was there a few weeks ago and the powerline was a bit overgrown. But I had no issues with bugs or ticks. Maybe I got lucky.

    I parked at the base of the powerline and was out on the trail for about 2.5 hrs and had no issues with my car. There were 2 other cars there when I arrived and 2 different cars there when I left.

    I rode it counter-clockwise as that's how I've always ridden it.

  3. #3
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    Feb 2009
    Trail conditions should be pretty great about now. The powerline maybe a bit overgrown, but mostly it should be good to go.

    I've always parked at the Mt Union Road trailhead and have never had (or heard of) any issue with break-ins. I suppose you could park down by the marina and ride in from down there if you were worried about it.

    I'd second the idea to ride the big loop in the clockwise direction - that let's you ride the Alexander Road singletrack in the downhill direction. Then you can cut back up the hill by the marina - or take the switchback trail back up to the ridgetop loop.

    If you haven't been there in a while, you may not be familiar with the trails added in 2010 & 2009. If you need an updated copy of the map send me an email and I'll get you a copy of the most current one.

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