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Chadron State Park

Average Rating:    (3.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

Very Rugged Ridding with steep hills and large rocks going in and out of a dense pine forest through the senic pine ridge in Nebraska.
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Latitude
42.61779143282346
Longitude
-102.9638671875
Trail Directions
Hwy 385 south 6 miles from Chadron.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Chadron
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
May 22, 2016

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: wheatiesguy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I just got back today from hitting this awesome trail twice! This trail has gotten some mixed reviews but I had a lot of fun with a buddy of mine, pedaling out 10.14 miles. It was 4.5 miles if you stick to the trail. We ended up down in the campground the first round and it was 5.5 miles. This trail is a great mix of uphill, downhill, rocks, roots, trees, ruts, rock formations, and amazing views! We went clockwise starting at the Blackhills Overlook. Theres quite a few good climbs before we hit the downhill portion. We moved a few dead tree limbs that had fallen on the trail, and had to navigate some washed out, rutted parts, but it added to the fun. This trail was a perfect mix of uphill and downhill. Its a shame that about a mile of it is tied into the paved road of the State Park but it was actually a nice break after pounding down the trail. I live about 2 hours away and will definitely be back for more!

Recommended Route:
I agree with the others, go clockwise. Its about 60/40 that way. 60% downhill, 40% fun uphill climbs.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Spotted Tail



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Review Date
October 22, 2010

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: Zness ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Trail Summary, recommended route, full review can be found here! Have fun suckas.
http://www.fcbikerant.blogspot.com



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Review Date
June 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Karkus , from Boulder, Co

Summary:
I was pleasantly surprised by this trail. It was real singletrack (1 foot wide most of the way), had great views, no people on it, and was pretty smooth (compared to CO riding). There are some steep challenging sections on the NE side of the loop and a little exposure higher up. The trail on the west side was more gradual (in most parts) and wound through a lush valley (check for ticks). On the downside, a short section was messed up by horses, there was a section of dirt road, and the signs were a bit confusing (lots of white trail posts but no info written on them). Still, it's definitely worth riding if you're in the area.

Recommended Route:
Ride counterclockwise if you like the challenge of a steep, tight uphill. Ride clockwise if you like that on the downhill.



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Review Date
November 15, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Chadwick , from Brady, NE

Summary:
Not your typical Nebraska ride. Rocks, rocks, rocks. Great for any skill level. Only saw two other riders the whole day. Pretty amazing for a Nebraska trail.

Recommended Route:
We started at the campground trailhead.



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Review Date
October 6, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: B , from Lincoln, NE

Summary:
I honestly forgot that I was in Nebraska here. It was a very difficult ride at points, but very worth it. You get to the top of the ridge and you can see the black hills while the wind makes you feel like you are in a small mountain range. There were lots of rocks, steep hills and cactus plants. Chadron may have the best riding in the pine ridge area and should be a good ride for anyone, no matter where you are from. The area is pretty much unknown to mountain bikers, but is very exceptional. You should enjoy a quiet ride without any crowds. There are some points with dangerous dropoffs so be safe. Some of the most interesting riding in Nebraska. Enjoy!

Recommended Route:
Trail access is limited, but I would suggest that you start at the top of the trailhead and go north. You will have to ride up the road at the end, but the trailhead that begins at the campground is so steep and narrow in places that it is impossible to get up. Just check out the trails prior to your ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ft. Robinson State Park in Crawford. Pine Ridge National Recreation Area, 10 miles away.



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