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Fort Rucker MTB Trails

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

The majority of the trail is singletrack that branches off from the Parcours fitness trail. Mostly smooth-rolling XC-type trail, however if you explore enough there are several sections of fairly technical trail, a few large drops, and some north-shore style gaps hidden in the woods. It's made up of short (less than a mile) interconnecting segments, but there are enough of them that you can ride for a while without ending up on the same trail again. The rolling terrain keeps things interesting, with very few flat sections. You're either climbing or descending, which makes for a great workout and a fun ride. If you don't like to climb on dirt, you can shuttle back uphill by riding up Farrel Rd. or Blue Max st. to the numerous trail entrances.

The trail can be accessed from several spots on Farrel Rd, Blue Max St, behind the BOQ buildings against the woods, from the Parcours Lake picnic area, or behind the sports fields adjacent to the elementary school. In addition to that, if you ride the Parcours fitness trail the MTB trail crosses/joins it in several places so it's a good way to get on to the MTB-oriented segments. The trail is marked mostly by orange tape on the trees, but occasionally by orange flags or yellow blazes. Be alert for walkers on the trail, as the terrain can keep them out of view until the last second. Ride responsibly so these trails aren't shut down!
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Latitude
31.327008032370145
Longitude
-85.71968793869019
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Fort Rucker
State/Territory/Province
AL
Country
US
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Review Date
January 28, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Brian of Troy ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Nice trail that has had some good work done on it. There are some easy and fun trails like "Rucker's Revenge" and some that are a little more challenging like "Ravine" with a great drop. The best part about this trail is the opportunity for it to get better and mold it into a good long continous loop. It is much like a terrain park right now with no overall loop or layout that I could find.

Recommended Route:
I recommend parking at Parcours Lake and start by the picnic tables. Don't take the walking path up or down - it has to much errosion control to make it worth riding. Wind your way around and pick a new route each time. You can't get lost...



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Review Date
December 28, 2011

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: Seminole ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Has some cool bridges and nice flowy trails. I love the see saw, i spent like an hour riding it over and over.

Recommended Route:
No idea. The place is a little confusing. I just rode down fire roads and along tree lines looking for white trail signs.



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Review Date
November 6, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Ben ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
First off, hats to the folks that put so much hard work into these trails! I've been away from Rucker for a few years, and used to ride these trails back in '07-08. Whoever has been improving and maintaining them has done a phenomenal job. Most trails are marked with blaze or tape and many of them are named. Some of the trail names are pretty funny, especially if you're "read-in" on military stuff. Every day I ride I find new territory.
There is something for everyone here! If you are a novice rider there are plenty of "outs" that let you slowly work into the fun. If you enjoy ripping through the woods, daring mother nature to bite back, its easy to find your fix... There are plenty of winding technical climbs, 10-15' drops, jumps, gaps and awesome bridges if you know where to look.
I am taking my GPS along each day and there is a pretty impressive network of 1/2 to 1 mile legs that are all interconnected. So far I have found about 12 miles of trails but I find new ones each day. I'll try to post a map when I get a clear picture of what's back there.
If you are not military, don't let that stop you from riding Fort Rucker! Temporary passes can be acquired without too much hassle. Again, a massive THANK YOU to whomever has been putting in all the hard work.

Recommended Route:
Go wild!



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Review Date
February 2, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bhawkdrvr ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I bought a mountain bike to break the monotony of road biking/ racing in Savannah, GA. Savannah doesn't have any good trails so the mountain bike sits in the garage waiting for a good TDY trip where I'll pack it in an aircraft. I was excited to come to Rucker for the first time in my career since flight school since I read about these trails. All I have to say is that I am truly impressed. The bridges, signs, and effort put into these trails is above par. To the guys that put this together... Damn good work, if you guys need any help with the trails while I'm at Rucker feel free to contact me (bhawkdrvr286@yahoo.com). I do need to get a map, I got a bit lost and didn't make out until 2.5 hrs later, and after dark. It was fun, and I was glad I had lights.

Recommended Route:
They are all good, I got a bit confused after crossing the bridge on Grubb Run; I didn't know where to go after that so I just reversed back out and went on another trail.



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Review Date
January 25, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Scottstrek ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trais are in awesome shape! Best ever. Ive been riding there for 10 years. The soldiers have done a tone of work. Building bridges, making new trails, built a see-saw(crashed twice b4 i made it over). Best trails this side of Oak Mtn and not sure if their not better than that. Trails are well marked and hazzards marked for safety. Plenty of different trails to ride and different directions to ride trails.



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