Ford County Lake - Trail, Dodge City, Kansas

Ford County Lake - Trail, Dodge City, Kansas

DESCRIPTION

Faily technical cross country with many obstacles; logs, roots, climbs, descents, and trees.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 13, 2016]
Chris
Weekend Warrior

Very disappointed in the trail. Came to hike and enjoy the scenery. First visit to this trail. Difficult to find route, poorly taken care of. Expecting more.

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RATING
1
VALUE
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1
[May 06, 2011]
Mitchell
Weekend Warrior

Directions:
The trail is relatively easy to get to. Once in Dodge City, take interstate 50 east. Take a left on 116th Rd. Take that down until you see a small parking lot on the right hand side.

Track:
This single track is fun to ride. It offers 10 miles of twisty trails, both in the woods and in open fields. It offers an area with some decent drops and climbs (around 6'). The grass area is not too fun to ride through. I enjoy riding through the wooded areas. They have some alright obstacles, nothing very technical. This is probably the best trail to ride in southwest Kansas.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 14, 2009]
huskerXCrider
Cross Country Rider

Don't waste your time! This trail hasn't been ridden in two years I would guess. Can't even find a lot of the trails and the ones that are there are totally overgrown and not even rideable. I wish I would've posted a question about the condition of this trail before I loaded my bike up and brought it with me on my work road trip! There obviously isn't a group or shop in the area anymore.

Customer Service

None

Similar Products Used:

Wish I knew......

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1
VALUE
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1
[Aug 16, 2009]
Alan
Weekend Warrior

Trail needs to be cleared off and marked better. Looks like it hasn't up kept in a long time. It is a very fun trail and im sure used to be great. Very hard to tell at times were the trail went got lost a few times. For riding trail first time would recommend having some one guide you who has been there before.

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2
VALUE
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3
[Feb 28, 2007]
John Wentling
Racer

This is a great trail with lots of technical for the advanced or easy outs if you are a recreational rider. The trail is maintained and ridden throughout the winter months. Rides are every Wednesday night at 6:30pm with lights and Sunday afternoon at 2pm. Everyone is always welcome and beginners are encouraged to ride with the group and will always get advice and help from the more advanced riders. The more technical areas are named with signs after the events that has taken place there, Traci's Bone Brake Ridge, Gary's Splinter Chin Bridge, Crook's Climb, Almost Deadman's Drop and Larry's Memorial Bridge to name a few.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 02, 2000]
Randall Pogue

I was invited to the "grand opening" of the trails by a local group of riders who created the trails. I was very suprised at the quality of the trails and the obstacles. Hats off to the local folks to build such a quality trail! There are a few 4' diameter tree trunks to ride over, some hairpin switchbacks, and even the "playground", an old gravel pit with lots of jumps and berms to ride. definitely not the most extreme trail I've ever ridden, but not too bad at all. Worth the trip if you are in the area.

This trail has built in go-arounds for most of the technical obsticals, so you can bring the whole family. Most of the trail is also in the shade, so don't be afraid to go in the summer. The locals are very friendly and receptive, and made my ride a pleasure.

Customer Service

Leave fron the main parking lot, the trail is easy to find.

Similar Products Used:

Palo Duro Canyon, South of Amarillo

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4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 11, 2001]
Phil

I'm originally from Southwest Kansas, so I wasn't expecting much when I went to ride this trail, but it turned out to be a pretty good ride. Whoever built this trail did a great job with what they had to work with. It has a lot of well maintained singletrack and has a few somewhat technical short downhills. The "playground" was also good for a few cheap thrills.

Customer Service

The best parts are all south and southwest of the lake. Don't leave from the main parking lot, take the dirt road just west of the lake south for a mile. There is a parking lot and the best trail head is there on the east side of the road. Go south after first entering the trail.

Similar Products Used:

none that are close. . . That's this trail's greatest strength.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[May 13, 2003]
Marty Bates

I ride this trail a lot, there are often regular group rides on Wednesday, Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. It's a sweet fast trail with some fun attributes, The trail builders are always finding ingenious ways to add a few 10ths of a mile. My rating is based on it's great to have a local trail.

Customer Service

Definitely park in the bikers lot, about a half mile south of the main entrance. The way locals generally ride is to the left out of the parking lot and just follow the trail. There's a total of about 10 miles in one continuous loop. (including the playground)

Similar Products Used:

Lake Scott State Park, Frazier Park in Ulysses, Garden City has a river trail.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[May 17, 2003]
JD

Nice trails. I was on a biz trip here a couple of years ago and one
of the local bike shops lined me up with a guy from Garden City
for a ride here. Great fun and a real suprise. If I get back out to
the Dodge area I will ride again. Trail was 7 miles out and back
when I rode it. Seems like the local folks ran a Wed evening ride
here. If you're in the area definetly ride it!

Customer Service

follow other descriptions given here

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4
VALUE
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