Now, I can hear some groaning already...ohh no, motorcycles! I have ridden Canfield several times and although it is heavily used by motorized vehicles, I have had very limited encounters. Those I have had, have all been positive. I do usually go during the week and seem to have the place to myself. Trails are marked as single-track or double-track and specify the type of traffic allowed. Tread can be steep, loose, rutted, rooty (if that's a word) and overall challenging. But there are over 30 miles of very diverse trails with lots of good trails for mountain biking. Because of the dramatic differences between trails it is a good idea to consult the map before planning your trip. Bottom line, it is another great riding opportunity close by with unique riding/challenges.
For my ride I started on the Fernan Lake Road trail head parking lot. I started with a short 2 mile ride that followed the creek. It was a nice trail that snaked through the tall grass and went through several, mild rocky sections. Lots of mountain bike tracks. This is an unmapped, out and back trail.
|motos rotor till the ground exposing rocks|
Good afternoon of riding. A little of everything and didn't see a soul. Did I mention it was muddy...