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Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 8, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: cjdugaw ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Long climb on a fire road followed by long gentle descent on fun single track. The trail is pretty good year round provided there are no downed trees. It holds up well to the rains. Also, be warned that although it is Humboldt County it can get warm in the summer (80s). However, there is good swimming on the Eel by the Federation Grove to cool off afterwards.

Recommended Route:
There are two good options here. You can climb either the look prairie road or pole line and then descend the Thorton MUT.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Arcata Community Forest is worth checking out; there have been new MTB trails added recently.



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Review Date
April 2, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: fresh tracks ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great single track downhill on Thornton. Not for the unfit, the climb up to the top and then along the ridgeline requires plenty of effort. The climb and ridgeline parts of the ride aren't great riding, they're fireroads and you're doing it for the downhill. Total ride time about 2 hours on a XC bike. The ride had very little mud, plenty of very small creek crossings. As I did this so early in the season, the trail had only just been cleared of winter fallen tress and there was a large amount of debris still on the trail. I imagine this would be a different trail in summer with a better worn track to follow.

Recommended Route:
As the first reviewer has mentioned, ride down Thornton, don't climb it, it is better going up one of the other MUT that are essentially 4WD tracks up with a more manageable gradient on the climb.



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Review Date
December 27, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: spotjasper ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
best legal single track in Humboldt (not a lot of it up here; hence high rating)

head to bull creek and then climb to the top of Thornton MUT.
5 miles down well graded, terrain includes redwoods, mixed forests and meadows. Usually muddy except for summer. Be surprised if you see anyone else :-)

beautiful Humboldt County...

Recommended Route:
up Pole-Line to avoid mud, down Thornton...
leave early the sun drops behind the mountains to the west-



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