Linton Trails - TRAIL

Linton Trails - Trail, Linton, Indiana

Very technical--land used to be motorcross area but now is MTB. last time i was there, they were making some new trails (something like 20-30 miles when completed) I'd say its the best secret trail in IN. also mostly loops, unless you get lucky and hit a unfinished trail like I did...Take someone with you--its out in nowhere.

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idrivebiker   Cross Country Rider [Dec 29, 2003]

i have to say, I don't understand what everyone loves about these trails. I am in the area quite a bit, so I ride there often. Every time though, trails are blocked, weeds so bad you have to walk sections, and if it has rained the past week, forget it. I hope someday bikers might start caring for this place and it could be a whole lot more fun

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lhughes39   Weekend Warrior [Jul 20, 2003]

A great trail for this area. I have ridden alot out west. I must say I have more fun on the "Mother" than on just about any other trail I haver ever ridden. Avoid this place if it is wet. I do not mind mud and such, but man it can get VERY slippery if it is raining! :)

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The Mother

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  [Mar 06, 2000]

Great trail for a bigginer if you don't want to get off the main path that's actually a car path. The trails have lots of hills and are just intertwining loops all over the club. The map in the front before you get to the trails is good to look at before you start.

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Go on Highway 54 through Linton and when you get through to city the park by McD's and Shell Gas. There is a road there by the "You'l Like Linton" sign. Take that and about a mile or so on your right.

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Adam W.   [May 08, 2000]

As I am fairly new to the MTB community I can't give any kind of expert insights into these trails, but I will tell you what I think anyway.

I found the trail on a weekday (thanks to the previous poster!)and was pretty excited, because the place seemed to be deserted. So I got out on the trail. There is a main gravel road that runs through the area and intersects most of the trails, which is helpful if you feel lost. Though it was deserted on the day I was there, it showed signs of being well used and well maintained. The paths were cleared of all the nasty thornbushes that seem to thrive in this area, which was a relief. They were fairly technical, having at one time been a dirt bike trail, which meant a lot of fun dips and steep inclines.

I didn't even explore the whole area yet, I need a good day to get lost in there and look around. There is a map at the start of the "main trail" but I didn't even look at it.

To give a more accurate description of location -
as Chad said, take Highway 54 to the you'll like Linton sign at the park and take the road. A little less than exactly a mile down the road (if you come to an intersection 4-way stop you have gone too far)on the right there is an old building and cleared area entitled something like "Linton Conservation Area." Just pull into that gravel parking area, park, and head up the road to the left with your bike. (facing the trailer)(the road to the right is used by coal trucks and off-roaders)Have fun!

By the way, if there is anyone that reads this and is looking for someone to ride with them in the area, toss me an email and I'll probably read it within a week or so.

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just wander around for a few hours

Similar Products Used: Wapehani in Bloomington
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Darren   [Jun 06, 2000]

Trails are extremely up and down. It is more like 2 sec. of panic going down followed by 5 sec. of pain trying to go up the other side. Trail is pretty long take plenty of water. Main trail is for novices and other trail are for intermediates and above. Don't ride after a rain. When the hills are slick it is impossible to go up them. I wish the trails followed the ridges more instead of going up and down them. Trail markings need to be improved. The trail called "the mother" is pretty good. Trails also host archery events so you might not be able to ride if they are having an event.

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Take the road on the east side of Linton's park to the North about 1.5 miles it is on the right. Bathrooms are there but they are always locked.

Similar Products Used: Scales Lake - Booneville
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singleheadted   [Aug 02, 2000]

I visited Linton last week for Masters nationals. I went to Gilles bike shop and got directions, and insulted. The kids working in the shop told me I would never be able to ride my SS out there. HA. I rode for four hours right after a heavy rain and the trails were great. I only had to put my foot down once on an "uphill"(We have harder climbs in FLA) section. The trail called the mother was a nice one. The trails are not hard at all. They are very well maintained and I had a great day. I'll go back if I'm in the area again, but not to Gilles

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up the road from the park.

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David Kimsey   [Oct 14, 2000]

This trail system is the King of Whoop-dee-doos. I have race this course 3 times. A great place to ride. Well worth the trip. There are flat sections that are fast. And the swoops make is a blast to ride. The main part of the trails have Whoop-dee-doos. These will test to see if you suspension is set up right. If its not you will bottom out your fork. Also be sure to have proper tire pressure before riding this trail system. As mentioned in the other reviews there is a section called The Mother. This is a narrow drop that looks scarier than it is; as long as you keep it pointed straight!! If you like to ride this trail also check out Wapehani in Bloomington. Remember: The faster you go the more fun it is.

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Check the other reviews

Similar Products Used: Wapehani in Bloomington
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Ogre   [Oct 28, 2000]

This set of trails was a blast. Pretty tough, but just lots & lots of fun. Lots of thrilling ravines with short, steep leg-busters coming out of them--anaerobic conditioning and leg strength will be important. Trails are in great shape. Plenty of roots and stuff to keep things interesting, but I didn't find anything that would require you to be a trials nut to clear it. Raced there today for the University of Illinois in the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference Regionals. We did 5 laps on a 3.x-mile loop. The 18+ miles were enough to thoroughly wear me out, but it was just a really fun set of trails. The only bad thing is that they decided to leave out a couple sections because they were too muddy to use without damaging them.

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Looks like there are lots of ways you could piece together fun routes.

Similar Products Used: Don't know -- I'm from Illinois, and this was the first time I rode in this area.
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Nick Hancock   [Jun 04, 2001]

I have raced this course in the D.IN.O series. This is not a good ride when it's wet. This course has lots of High-G's, like a roller-coaster. The faster you go the more fun it is!!! No long hills, just a lot of short steep ones that you can get a run at. Two Rules: "Faster is Better and Momentum is Your Friend"

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Cody Bill   [Oct 01, 2002]

possibly some of the best trails i've ever rode "The Mother" is by far the most technical of them all there is all sorts of riding for beginners the most skilled i reccomend this set of trails for every body to ride if you go be sure to say hey to the dude that lives in the trailer out there

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Up the road from the park

Similar Products Used: an old strip mine that is by beehunter there is some very crazy drops there be careful almost broke my leg on one
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