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Muddy on the loop, Trout Creek side
« on: September 01, 2010, 01:58:06 PM »
Rode the loop starting at Trout Creek today, and the mud was terrible. Had to go back, I checked out some of the other trails, and it seemed to dry up a bit around Hole in the Fence and the part where the loop exits out to Morris Bridge park. If trails get closed due to mud at Hole in the Fence, why aren't they closed off at the main trail? I saw some of the damage and the trail is going to be WRECKED when it dries up out there. There are some serious gouges where everyone is riding through the deep mud and around the mud to avoid it. If you are heading out there, please just AVOID the Trout Creek section of the loop and simply ride out at HITF.

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Re: Muddy on the loop, Trout Creek side
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 02:07:35 PM »
Trout Creek trails (Bayshore & Coconut Grove) are fine, the Flatwoods trails (I think is what you mean) are very wet, but they repair themselves very nice when it drys up unlike the MB side. some of the trails over there like Indian and Gator bait get rutted really bad and need more work to repair. Here is a good route to take if you are riding out there again:
A good route  right now that will keep you dry is:
Trout Creek  trails (Bay shore, Coconut Grove) to Hole in the fence. Main trail to  Misery, Misery to main  left back to Grandpa,grandpa right to  cross main to palmetto, left at palmetto  to main right on main to  hog wild on left,back to main and  left on main to where main cuts right into treesMain to   the Ditch and cross powerlines to mainMain to MB park  and across the road into flatwoods,stay on main  trail 22, 23 , 24 (Eubanks is very wet) to the pavement, left on paved  road to the paved looptake the paved  loop to the Bruce B Downs paved road, take that to the levee, take a left on  the levee to the drop in to marker 42 single track back out to levee to Trout  creek..

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Re: Muddy on the loop, Trout Creek side
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 02:32:32 PM »
Thank you Darrin....that's excellent info! Wish I knew that before heading out today. I'm not too familiar with the area, and I have no clue where some of the paved bike trails lead.

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Re: Muddy on the loop, Trout Creek side
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Re: Muddy on the loop, Trout Creek side
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2010, 09:03:35 PM »
The main loop can be a rutted mess but as soon as it dries out the soil is so sandy that it pretty much self-levels. Only big holes like those the pigs dig or made by truck tires on the fire roads seem to last any real noticeable amount of time.

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Re: Muddy on the loop, Trout Creek side
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2010, 09:19:38 PM »
I dont see Bayshore or Coconut Grove on those maps, where would I find these?

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Re: Muddy on the loop, Trout Creek side
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2010, 09:45:13 PM »
as you are going back toward Morris Bridge road on the park road, right across from the trail that goes up the levee is a trail with the sign that says "Bayshore" on it. if you look at the map it is the trail that goes around the 2 lakes in trout creek park. Coconut Grove is toward the end of that trail and is a short rooty trail, it leads back out to the road right by the little bridge by the trout creek entrance..

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Re: Muddy on the loop, Trout Creek side
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2010, 09:54:30 PM »
Ok, so that is the little brown trail around the lakes and the blue must be the other. I thought for some reason that was the park road.

I am going riding out there tomorrow, I will give your route a whirl

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Re: Muddy on the loop, Trout Creek side
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010, 01:45:12 PM »
That was a great route, the only place it seemed a little wet was the section of the main that parallels Washboard and Heartbreak ridge.

Bayshore is a beautiful trail!

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Re: Muddy on the loop, Trout Creek side
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2010, 02:21:50 PM »
That was a great route, the only place it seemed a little wet was the section of the main that parallels Washboard and Heartbreak ridge.

Bayshore is a beautiful trail!

you may also be able to sneak into Panther now at the paved loop and take way back around...
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Re: Muddy on the loop, Trout Creek side
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2010, 06:06:52 PM »
I don't know if Squiggy or Panther are ready, I could see a ton of water out the direction of those trails.

Here is what your suggested route looked like on GPS.

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Re: Muddy on the loop, Trout Creek side
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2010, 06:09:02 PM »
I don't know if Squiggy or Panther are ready, I could see a ton of water out the direction of those trails.

Here is what your suggested route looked like on GPS.

http://maps.google.com/?q=http:%2F%2Fshare.abvio.com%2F1d84%2Fa690%2F4c60%2F9bc8%2FCyclemeter-Cycle-20100903-0929.kml&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=28.096969,-82.337551&spn=0.072687,0.109863&z=13&output=embed


what did you use to track your adventure?

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Re: Muddy on the loop, Trout Creek side
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2010, 10:08:56 PM »
I use Cyclemeter for the iPhone, it works pretty good and can update FB, email links etc

 

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