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Duck Pond

Average Rating:    (3.88 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

technical single track with roots, slick rock, and long moss covered sandstone down hill at end comes out by xpressway exit #5 (Asahina)
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Latitude
35.31149196257547
Longitude
139.57817673683166
Trail Directions
Go to Ikego houseing gate turn right out of the gate, follow road until you see Zushi Train Station on left hand side. Turn Right at railway crossing, follow road .8 Km then through tunnel to T intersection turn right at T follow 100 meters to next T turn right follow road approx 500 meters to small intersection by Middle school to left go approx 400 meters, and look for small trailhead in park on right side. follow trail back to pond filled with wild ducks go behind pond to picnic bench look over right shoulder straight up. hike bike to top of ridge about 100 meters up and go down left fork of trail.
Trail Length
6~8 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Zushi City
   


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Review Date
October 2, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: rokclmb ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
It's been a while since I've ridden, so for now I will consider myself a beginner. This trail had a lot of riding for me. It was a pain having to carry my bike up the big hill/steps at the beginning but it was worth it. There were a few sections that I had to carry my bike through because they required a higher skill level. I was passed by a group of about six people going the opposite direction I was going. They were riding on a section I probably would have walked. All in all, it's a fun trail that I will repeat, and as my skills and confidence build I'm sure I will have even more fun.

The few things I didn't like, which probably applies to all trails in this area, is the spider webs and being overgrown. There were a ton spider webs. Also some sections of the trail were barely wide enough for me to get through from being so overgrown. A little bit later in the fall through the spring both of these problems will be gone. I'll try back then.



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Review Date
February 24, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: shinigawa ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Nice trails in this area mixed from beginner to advanced and varied length as well.
If you need directions stop into Harako bike shop (Hirako.com) downtown Zushi (see Zushi posting at this site) as this bike shop as a folder full of topo maps.
Would also suggest hooking up with the locals!

Recommended Route:
Hook up with locals to get find the trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Again see Hirako Bike shop to get a bead on trails around Zushi.
Checkout: http://www.mountainbikebill.com/J-Takatori.htm for other trails around Zushi area. This site has posted pics and maps too.



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Review Date
October 19, 2008

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: lowflier03 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Went out with some friends this Saturday to see if the trail still existed. No one that I spoke with knew anything about it. Locating the trailhead took a bit of searching as I think the area has built up since the original review. Climbed up the stairs to start the ride and discovered several downed trees crossing them as well as the fact that they were completely submerged in muddy clay. The trail at the top of the ridgeline was almost completely overgrown with bamboo and consisted of moss covered slickrock interspersed with clay mud. After about 2 miles we finally gave up and just headed back to the car.

Recommended Route:
None from this trailhead. There is probably a better way to get into the trails now, but we couldn't find much that was rideable anymore.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fujimi Panorama, Lake Saiko, Kamiseya.



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Review Date
May 12, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: domni51 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Mostly single track that can be ridden in both direction until you pass the orchards then it's all downhill. It's good for all skill levels though I advise you to ride with somebody ho know the area your first few times because it's easy to get lost. As a warning to all the cell phone reception is pretty poor in the hills so you can't stream live video to other people as proof. And cell phone GPS fixes won't be exact.

Recommended Route:
Follow the route listed above and once you get out use your phones GPS to get back to base.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fuji Bike Park, Any hiking trial the doesn't have a no bikes alowed sign posted.



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Review Date
December 10, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Bobbysix ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
To the guy I met on the Haro bike on this trail, if you want more info about the trails in the area, mail me at rhysjones55athotmail.com
cheers, Mike.



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