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Rodalben

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 24

This is the SWEEEEETEST singletrack known to man!!!! It is a loop that has easy going up's and downs . It has perfect dirt. and minimal foot traffic. I speak for everyone who has been so fortunate. Distance is up to you you can go from 2mi to 20 mi . i always do the whole thing. You just get in a trance when your riding this trail. It's soooo fun . i can go on and on . I will say this , there is not a rating high enough for this trail. I know people who have left here , and are now coming back Just to ride (Rodalben) again.......Awesome!!!!!
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Latitude
49.468124067331644
Longitude
7.734375
Trail Directions
take A62 towards Pirmasens and get off at Rodalben exit. Park in the middle of town and head up the side of the mountain. Cant miss the trail.....
Trail Length
variable
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Keiserslautern
   


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Review Date
June 6, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: spookyload ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I ended up here by mistake. I was looking for the #1 trail in PFalzerwald but couldn't find the trailhead. I figured I would ride the F-trail till I found the #1 and then go along it. Never happened. Didn't really know where I was going on the F-trail which was sort of nerve wracking, but it is very well marked. Lots of little white signs with a green "F" on them everywhere. I did know it was a loop, so I figured I would end up at the start eventually if I rode the whole thing. Rode the whole thing, and again, wasn't expecting to ride that much so was a little short on water. Lots of hikers on Sunday, but they were all very friendly. Some rock climbers too, but they put lots of warning triangles up around the area they were at.

The trail: Doesn't look like it is getting much action any more. Thinking that the Pfalzerwald is taking some of it's buisiness. Very overgrown with Stinging nettles in many areas, and trees that were downed in a wind storm months ago littered the trail. Great dirt on the trail, so any tire will work when it is dry. I would estimate 90% of the trail is single track, and dicey to pass on. Nice amount of natural obstacles that require some skill in spots to clear. The only downer of the trail are the multiple sections of stairs that are unrideable going up. Going down could happen, but I don't want to take a chance of tearing up the trail to do it. I like to ride, not walk, so I wasn't a fan of the stair sections. It is rolling the whole way. No climb is unsufferably long by any means. With the right flow, you can usually get to the tops of the climbs with the momentum from the last descent.

Having a wife that only likes to ride beginner trails, I am pretty well versed in trail skill levels. She will tell me something is too hard. This trail is not a beginner trail. Without care a beginner will get hurt. Lots of drop offs, and the trail is on the side of a mountain for most of the time. I am a intermediate/expert trail rider, and this trail was a good trail for me. If you like to jump, there are spots for that. If you like to haul A$$ on descents, there are places for that too.

Recommended Route:
I found the trail head at the cemetary prior to entering Robalden. Quiet parking lot to say the least. The directions above are not to the correct trail. I rode up the little path and started the trail in a clockwise direction.



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Review Date
December 16, 2008

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: zenkem ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The map for this trail is wrong...see "F Trail" in the town of Rodalben. Moderators can something be done about this???



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Review Date
November 5, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: pangster ,  Racer

Summary:
This trail is the same trail as the one described for the F trail above. The directions to the trailhead was great i got there. i got in 3.5 miles of singletrack until i stopped seeing signs that was marked the trail. i saw was jeep trails and road signs. there were some marked trees that went down the tow below. so i just turned around. it was a good ride. nothing technical. you basically are riding along the side of the hill. so you start out climbing. the views were amazing. it was a different experience and it would be a nice ride after work but i wouldn't call it the sweetest single track.

Recommended Route:
someone else help me find the other 17 miles of this trail.



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Review Date
June 12, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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2.75 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Serenity Now ,  Racer

Summary:
I'm glad others enjoy this trail so much, and I'm not trying to take anything away from their experience, but I do have to inject a dose of reality here.

Sure this is just one person's opinion, but I have been riding mtb's now for close to 20 years throughout all of Western Europe, parts of Asia, Africa, Sth America, U.S., Canada, Australia and NZ, so I feel somewhat qualified to pass judgement. The fact that people had built this trail up so much here, made me drive several hours to check it out. Big disappointment.

If you truly think this is the best thing going, I would suggest you get out a little more and see what else there is on offer. You may be pleasantly surprised.

I'm not going to give it the lowest rating, because I've certainly ridden worse, but I've also ridden a heck of a lot better.

Sorry people......



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Review Date
May 13, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: EVERYUSERNAMEISTAKEN ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is all about flow. Like other reviewers have said: lots of ups and downs. But no real long climbs that I have encountered. I have only ridden half of it so far but it is a lot of fun. I wouldn't call it a technically challenging trail by any means but it is good as it gets for the local area if you want singletrack...that is unless you are like the germans and love riding on fireroads



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