Flume Trails in Wilmington

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GoofyRider GoofyRider
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Flume Trails in Wilmington

Anyone been mountain biking on these trails?

Thinking of heading up sometime soon, and was curious to hear any first hand opinions..

thanks!
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Yes.  They are pretty damn fun.  For a nice loop, take the trail towards the Kids Klub campus at Whiteface (pretty nice grade, couple of stream crossings, big climb towards the end), and then the trail that starts above the Kids Kampus parking lot down to where you were (nice singletrack, a couple of stream crossings, nice downhills).   Then there's a cool, mellow singletrack on the right side of the main trail as you're coming back to the parking area.  The really hard trail is called "Rock Garden", and that had me off my bike for a lot of it (although I'm a lot better now, and I'm itching to try it again).

For a map, there used to be one at the entrance to the trails (just past the Hungry Trout restaurant on Route 86).  Or you can check here.  Or, if you want to do the local crew a solid, you can join the Barkeater Trails alliance, which is trying to turn Wilmington into a Mountain Bike Destination - Similar to Fruita, Colorado or Moab, UT.  I gotta say, that would be pretty cool . . .

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Flume trails are great.  The ridge trail is a big climb and you then turn around and desend or take the resovoir trail out to whiteface highway.

check out the trails off Hardy road as well.  Local group called Bark Eater Trail Alliance has been building on Hardy Road and it is awesome!  
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Re: Flume Trails in Wilmington

Awesome, thanks guys..

That map should come in handy, and I will definitely check out the Hardy rd trails as well.

Planning on going wed or thurs, so a trip report is possible!
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Hey.. I got to check the trails out this past Thursday.  It was a great day trip, missing the rain in the morning and the afternoon!




For more detail I wrote up a short report...

http://nyezrider.blogspot.com/2011/06/june-9-2011-mountain-biking-in.html
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Re: Flume Trails in Wilmington

Nice report.  Rock Garden is brutal, huh?  I definitely have to try those Hardy Road trails next time I head up.
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