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Horizon Park Single Track

Average Rating:    (3.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

Singletrack, moderate difficulty. This is a newly opened trail that needs riding. 3.8 miles of twisty, tight singletrack
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Latitude
36.227026160446115
Longitude
-80.23215651512146
Trail Directions
Take US 52 Norh to Germanton Rd./NC 8 Exit. Go north on Germanton Rd./NC 8 less than 5 miles, Turn right on Memorial Industrial School Rd. You will go approximately one mile, and Horizon park will be on your Left & Right. - Bike trails are on the left.
Trail Length
3.8 miles, outter loop-1 mile
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Winston-Salem
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Review Date
April 22, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: plantme777 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Never thought too much of this trail. It still is not the best in town by a long shot, but having ridden it today , for the first time in a while, I discovered that it is wearing in nicely. People have evidently been riding it (although I have never seen them there) and the singletrack is much nicer than it has been. Also, some ambitious soul put up a nice teeter for us to play on. It's encouraging to see a trail heading in a positive direction. The scenery and plant life there is very nice also. Lots of potential there for freeride fun if we were to put some work in. Good job and thank you to those who already have.

Recommended Route:
every which way but loose...



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Review Date
April 21, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: rusty904 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I've ridden this trail 3 times now and I've never seen another rider. Offers a decent alternative to hobby and I think it has a lot of potential.

The trail begins with a long gravel downhill and ends with a climb up the same hill which is kind of frustrating. It seems like some more singletrack would be a better use of gravity! The trail then takes you up and down tight singletrack with a ton of tight corners. Most of the biggest descents end abruptly with flat corners which are usually loose and muddy. If berms were added to a few of these corners the trail would be immensely more fast and fun. Cool little teeter totter is fun and very manageable for beginners. Due to the lack of traffic, there is a ton of dead leaves and sticks which reduce the cornering speed. It also gets muddy very easily and stays muddy for a while so give some time after a rainy day.

In conclusion a decent alternative to hobby, but not nearly as fun or challenging in my opinion. It has the potential for a lot of improvement.

Recommended Route:
Park next to the dog park (on your left when arriving from Winston) go down the hill and follow the numerous trail markings. There are 2 levels of difficulty (can't remember which letter is which but it says below.)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hobby, Salem Lake



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Review Date
December 4, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: twobournes ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The strongest point I found about this trail was that it was very well marked with lots of opportunities for beginners to circumvent more technical areas. The over-all length can be a bit misleading because there is a great deal of difficulty packed into this sub 4 mile trail. There are some cool freeride obstacles (a jump or two, and even a teeter-totter) that look pretty new. The gullies are great! I think I counted about half a dozen with some back to back that are a blast. One very technical climb, an optional gully with a WALL on the other side, and a few other treats make their way onto the trail.
I prefer Fisher River Park trail in Dobson but this is a quality trail that appears very well maintained with lots of challenges.

Recommended Route:
Park in the MTB trail parking lot. Follow signs and always take the "T" trail for the longest and most technical ride. The alternate "P" trail adds up to a mere 1.4 miles with practically no unique parts. I rode the T followed by the P thinking the easier trail may have some fun parts all its own but it only connects segments of the T trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fisher River Park near Dobson and Matthews State Park near Galax, VA



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Review Date
March 31, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: MrBig1989 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I have only ridden this trail once but I thought it had a lot to offer. It had many hard climbs so it is definitely an aerobic workout. You will need good bike handling skills because there are lots of tight turns and tricky jumps heading into turns. You probably need to go somewhere else if it is wet. I liked this trail better than hobby park.



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Review Date
December 2, 2006

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Brent Davis ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I have been cleaning up the trail all summer and have begun to gravel the muddy spots to make it more durable and rideable following wet weather. It is much more enjoyable now than it has been for a few years. Try it out. Advanced riders can really enjoy this trail too by doing multiple laps. It's technical and speedy sections are spaced well, so the relatively short length isn't really noticeable. I think it is a compact version of Hobby Park, perhaps even a little more technical these days. It's a "sleeper" trail that isn't too far from town. Shorter length is ideal for after work rides, just add or subtact laps as time permits. Beginners can do well here too with the bypass sections that are available, then add length as experience grows.

Recommended Route:
It is well marked and has bypass sections to shorten it substantially for beginners. Firsttimers take a minute to review sign markings at trailhead. Take a practice lap or two to learn the route, then let'er rip. It is very compact, so you are never very far from the parking lot. If you ride it fast all the way from the parking lot, you won't be dissapointed with 3.8 mile trail length.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hobby Park, Tanglewood, Westwood Park



Comments
Brent Davis (12/02/2006)
My overall rating is 4 out of 5, not 1 out of 5. Don't know how I messed that up.
jkawalec (02/12/2007)
Good trail and Great Job by Brent Davis to keep is clean and neat. not a lot of roots and some fast downhills. But be careful of the 80 degree turns at the bottoms. Great aerobic workout but not very technical and I'd prefer a couple more log jumps but a good overal ride. Hills at Owl's roost don't really compare to these. Tough.
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