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Wilderness Park

Average Rating:    (3.13 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Starts with fast, hilly fireroads. Watch out for hikers. At top of steep hill after bridge crossing, look for opening to singletrack. This section is only 1/4 mile long, but being developed. Nice, peaceful place to ride.
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Latitude
37.45442019596393
Longitude
-94.7116756439209
Trail Directions
Turn west on HWY 160 from HWY 69. Approx 1 mile from 69 on South side of road.
Trail Length
1.5 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Pittsburg
   


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Review Date
June 26, 2013

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Matt ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trail was closed for a bit to put down new gravel on the double track gravel roads. This is a pain in the ass because it is so thick and you slide around in it. Once you hit the single track trails the weeds are so overgrown that it grabs your handles and pulls you down or you get grabbed by thorn vines. There are a lot of trees down, branches down, and just small branches everywhere.

In the winter months it is great because there isn't much growth.

All in All I ride about 10 miles of mixed single track and gravel double track about 2-3 times a week, and its a good workout with some decent downhills and challenging up hills (single tracks)

Recommended Route:
Just ride around and learn yourself, thats what we all like to do anyways. Single Track trails are in the far south of the park. If you enter where the trail sign is, just keep going straight and never turn, and you will climb a large hill then see the entrance to the ST trails

Other recommended trails in the same area:
23rd street bike park is pretty close by. These single track trails are better maintained but the scenary is no where near as nice. Some good BMX style jumps that are good to hit on the MTB and a back are with some flowing trails. No big hills or climbs though



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Review Date
May 29, 2013

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: offroadgator ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
CC riders dont waste your time. Ride on the road. Poorly maintained single track with tons on deadfall.

Recommended Route:
get a road bike- avoid pittsburg



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Review Date
April 19, 2010

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: Coolpick87 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Since the last review is almost 3 years old now, I decided I would write a review for Wilderness Park. First of all I will talk about the fire roads. There are 4 miles of fire roads with 2 trailheads at the parking lot. The fireroads about 6-8' wide of crushed rock. The trailhead on the left is called the Casaletto loop and is the main fire road trail. This trail is the hilliest with about 4 hills, which are no problem if you carry your speed through them. The second trailhead is on the right which is flat and tends to stay alittle muddy in a low lying area. There is roughly 2-4 miles of singletracks located on the southwest portion of the park. Most of these trails run north and south along the overburden piles. None of these trails are very long but are well ridden and fun. Most of the trails link back up on the Wild Turkey Trail. These trails are typically well maintained by some volunteer(s)(A big thank you! if you are the one). For the most part the trails are smooth, with a couple of rocks and the typical tree roots. For the most park all the trails are beginner to intermediate. I will attach a map and some pics in the next coming days.

Recommended Route:
The easiest way to reach the singletracks is to take the casaletto loop all the way south, over the creek, and up a hill. Here there are 2 singletrack trailheads. One leading south and north. The one leading north is the easiest, while the one heading south has a technical climb and branches off into about 4 different trails. I like to take the south trail which loops back around and meets up with the other trails. The other way to get to the trails is to take the fireroad on the right side of the parking lot and turn left on Wild Turkey Trail. This trail will turn into singletrack junction around about 1/5 mile. Here around 4 trails come together.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There is not much around here, but 23rd street is good, along with Farlingtion (Drywood Creek, Crawford State Park) is good if you like getting beat up on rocks.



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Review Date
August 9, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: crankbrother ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
It's not the hardest or most technical place to ride for sure, but there's not much else in the Pittsburg area. It's a lot of fun to ride, you can go pretty fast on the single track. Lots of hairpins and chutes on the single track. There's more potential trails - I tried blazing off into one of the over-grown areas where it looks like there was once a trail and ended up with a good case of poison ivy. It's fast and fun and convenient since my parents live right down the street. Me like.

Recommended Route:
Ride all of it, then repeat.



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Review Date
September 3, 2005

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: chelboed ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This was a really fun trail for me. I started down the gravel fire road and just cruised for a while, there seems to be quite a bit of it and it was all pretty much covered with a canopy of trees for the most part. Nice scenery. I went all the way to the back and started in on the singletrack. It was so much fun. Lots of little ups and downs, short climbs steep chutes, and ridge rides. Not a great deal of singletrack, but the trails that are there are alot of fun. Good for doing multiple loops.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
23rd st.



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