Me and the kids decided to give windridge a break and hit McIntosh for the first time this year, thought I'd give the people that like rocky, rooty, rutted trails an update.
With all of the new areas around here for horses to ride, it appears the park doesn't get as many horseback riders as it used to. We went out there 3 times this week and didn't see a horse on the trails, there were a couple out there but they were riding in the big fields.
There has been some sanitizing of the trails but fortunately there are still plenty of rocky, rooty, rutted sections to keep us on our toes.
I think the outer loop is around 7 miles with plenty of inner loop trails to add mileage. My 12 yo had no problem doing the entire outer loop and going back to hit a couple of the better downhill sections for good measure.
There are a ton of drop opportunities off of the rocks by the river. My son had an audience watching him before he got tired and wanted to go swimming.
Oh yeah, it's still $2 to ride but you get a cool new map and all the horse poop you can pick out of your teeth for that price.
Here's a few pics
creek crossing before the kids splash area
jump into the rut
7 miles and ready for more
don't worry helmet police he used it doing the bigger drops, unfortunately my photography skills don't match his riding skills so none of those came out
it's what's for dinner