I been riding Allaire and I want to try some trails and I decided to try Clayton. I just want some tips or advice on this park. Any input are greatly appreciated. Thanks and have a great day!
Clayton is lots of fun. lots of very flowy ups-and-downs. all of the hills are totally makeable - especially since every uphill is preceded by a downhill - just follow the momentm right up the hill.I been riding Allaire and I want to try some trails and I decided to try Clayton. I just want some tips or advice on this park. Any input are greatly appreciated. Thanks and have a great day!
Clayton is lots of fun. lots of very flowy ups-and-downs. all of the hills are totally makeable - especially since every uphill is preceded by a downhill - just follow the momentm right up the hill.
trails are very smooth and well maintained. like Allaire, very non-technical (but, again, flowy and fun).
less sand than Allaire.
the park is VERY small though, so if you are there for any amount of time you'll basically be going in circles, turning around and doing the trail backwards, etc.
and its a hike (at least for me).
definitely a good "change of pace" type place if youre sick of the same ole trails
It's 20min away from me. I will go try it this week. Thanks.The place is tiny. I'll stop there after work somtimes because it's close to the office. It usually takes me 20 minutes to do a full lap of the park. After 3 or 4 laps, my brain starts to bleed from bordom. It's kind of like a dirt crit.
The trails are very wide. Nothing technical about them at all. Very flowy and fast. If you've never been here before, I'm sure you'll have a blast. IMO, not a place I would travel any long distance to go and ride. Watch out for horses!!!!
Thanks ma'am, I was thinking about doing it clockwise and do the loop. Have a great week!There is one section that is very rooty, but if you go fast enough, you will go right over them easily. I like roots, much better than rock IMO.
As was mentioned is very small. But honestly I love Clayton. Wish I lived 20 minutes from there. Small so its easy to decide how long you want to ride and just repeat loops in the other direction. I have so much fun when I go there, I dont mind repeating loops. "old forge trail" is my favorite, go in a clockwise direction is best off of Dr creek (or something like that )
Clayton is decievingly hilly ! A good work out, the hills aren't too steep or technical so you can just keep grinding or spinning for a killer cardio workoutfirst ride through there today. lots of fun. i'm a little lacking on uphill endurance but still made it up most of the climbs. had to get off and walk a little ways for a couple, though
My mistake, I thought its in Forge trail. I posted a picture of it in the "condition" forum.Just rode it for the first time. got a bit winded on some of the climbs, my old age is showing. much busier than i'm used to in other parks. must have been at least 10 other bikers, a few runners, some hikers too. lots of sand. i will def go back, a good workout for me. nice wide trails, great sections of downhill track to pick up speed. i'd recommend it. btw, watch out for a large tree down on Doctor's Creek...