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Jewell Park

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Trail starts as gravel double-track winding up the hill and then jumps off into tightly-packed wooded singletrack. Total trail length is about 4.5 miles (though my cycle computer might be off?)laced up and down the hills of 65 acres of city park. Expect a good bit of climbing followed by very fast descents along the contour lines of the hillside. There are a few minor log crossings throughout the trail, but otherwise the trail is not very technical. Just fast. There is no water or bathroom at the trailhead, so you are on your own here.
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Latitude
41.152259005548956
Longitude
-95.8945083618164
Trail Directions
Take Hwy 370 towards Old Towne Bellevue. Head north on Main Street. Follow Main Street north. Main Street will begin to curve to the left (northwest) and become Combs Road. As soon as you pass Forestview Circle (on the right side of the street) look immediately to your left for the trailhead. There is a grassy field and small parking area here. Park. Grab your bike and go through the gate, following the doubletrack trail into the park. As soon as you see the gravel doubletrack climbing the hillside, follow it up. You will only be on the doubletrack for about 100 feet. Look to the right side of the doubletrack for a red arrow pointing the way to the singletrack. Jump off here. Trail is signed from here on out. Enjoy.
Trail Length
4.5 Miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Bellevue
Zip/Postal Code
68005
Country
USA
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Review Date
October 2, 2010

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: Jamminmonkeyshorts ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail shows you can pack alot in a small area! Don't let the length fool you. It's the most fun you'll have in 4 miles! The trail winds steeply through up and down the bluff. You don't spend much time on a level surface to catch your breath. Once you get to the top of each short, but leg burning climb, you head right back down! Make sure to keep your speed on the downhills, as you are usually met with a steep up on the other side. Be careful on the shorter drops. It's easy to go flying off the trail.

Bring lots of buy spray. Mosquitos are brutal!

Recommended Route:
From the new parking lot, just follow the trail up the unimproved road to the left. Trailhead is marked to the right just a little ways up.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Swanson, Platte River, Calvin Crest, Tranquility



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Review Date
July 29, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: A-Hol ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
First ride in Nebraska after moving from Cali. This trail was loads of fun and while short never seemed to end. Lots of quick turns. Not too much climbing. Roots and switch backs on single track, that about sums it up. Reminds me of trails in northern Virginia.

Recommended Route:
Follow the THOR trail signs. Trail head is just to the southwest of the parking area.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Swanson Park.



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Review Date
June 25, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Goodbarsix ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail has some very fun and fast downhills, as well as some short but challenging climbs. I was very surprised at how much trail was packed into this small area.

I would recommend this trail for intermediate riders. Nice place to get used to transitioning from a fast downhill to a challenging climb.

Not a very long trail, so do it a few times in a row to get a nice workout.

Very fun!

Recommended Route:
From the parking lot, follow the cement path and keep a close eye out for the entrance. I believe there was a small sign marking the entrance that was easy to miss.

You will end up exiting in the grass west of the parking lot if you do the entire route.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tranquility and Lewis and Clark



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Review Date
May 22, 2009

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: chrisgardner73 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode this trail with some buddies for the first time yesterday. This little trail rocks! I just wish it was about twice as long. There are some good (but not too long) climbs, and some really fun downhills. This may not be a good first ride for a new rider, but a great place to hone your skills!

Recommended Route:
It's a one way trail, so just follow the T.H.O.R. "DIFFICULT" sign from the parking lot by the dog park.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Swanson, Tranquility, Platte River State Park, Lewis and Clark...



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Review Date
April 9, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Fisherider ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Follow the signs since it is a one way trail. Great use of uphill switchbacks and fun twisting descents. Some intense short climbs. Trail is about 4 miles long/lap and it is always fun and interesting. Obviously built for mt. bikers for mt. bikers

Recommended Route:
Follow the sign out of the paved parking lot off of Combs road at the doq poop park. I did not find forestview Cr. THOR should be updating their website for directions to the park.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Swanson, Tranquility, Branched Oak area 1 is really good and half of area 7 is good. Platte River is one of the best anywhere. THOR does an amazing job of building and maintaining these true mt. bike trails.



Comments
chrisgardner73 (05/22/2009)
Yea, we couldn't find Forestview either....
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