Chadron State Park - Trail, Chadron, Nebraska

Chadron State Park - Trail, Chadron, Nebraska

DESCRIPTION

Very Rugged Ridding with steep hills and large rocks going in and out of a dense pine forest through the senic pine ridge in Nebraska.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 22, 2016]
wheatiesguy
Cross Country Rider

I just got back today from hitting this awesome trail twice! This trail has gotten some mixed reviews but I had a lot of fun with a buddy of mine, pedaling out 10.14 miles. It was 4.5 miles if you stick to the trail. We ended up down in the campground the first round and it was 5.5 miles. This trail is a great mix of uphill, downhill, rocks, roots, trees, ruts, rock formations, and amazing views! We went clockwise starting at the Blackhills Overlook. Theres quite a few good climbs before we hit the downhill portion. We moved a few dead tree limbs that had fallen on the trail, and had to navigate some washed out, rutted parts, but it added to the fun. This trail was a perfect mix of uphill and downhill. Its a shame that about a mile of it is tied into the paved road of the State Park but it was actually a nice break after pounding down the trail. I live about 2 hours away and will definitely be back for more!

Customer Service

I agree with the others, go clockwise. Its about 60/40 that way. 60% downhill, 40% fun uphill climbs.

Similar Products Used:

Spotted Tail

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5
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4
[Oct 22, 2010]
Zness
Cross Country Rider

Trail Summary, recommended route, full review can be found here! Have fun suckas.
http://www.fcbikerant.blogspot.com

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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Oct 06, 2001]
B

I honestly forgot that I was in Nebraska here. It was a very difficult ride at points, but very worth it. You get to the top of the ridge and you can see the black hills while the wind makes you feel like you are in a small mountain range. There were lots of rocks, steep hills and cactus plants. Chadron may have the best riding in the pine ridge area and should be a good ride for anyone, no matter where you are from. The area is pretty much unknown to mountain bikers, but is very exceptional. You should enjoy a quiet ride without any crowds. There are some points with dangerous dropoffs so be safe. Some of the most interesting riding in Nebraska. Enjoy!

Customer Service

Trail access is limited, but I would suggest that you start at the top of the trailhead and go north. You will have to ride up the road at the end, but the trailhead that begins at the campground is so steep and narrow in places that it is impossible to get up. Just check out the trails prior to your ride.

Similar Products Used:

Ft. Robinson State Park in Crawford. Pine Ridge National Recreation Area, 10 miles away.

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5
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[Nov 15, 2001]
Chadwick

Not your typical Nebraska ride. Rocks, rocks, rocks. Great for any skill level. Only saw two other riders the whole day. Pretty amazing for a Nebraska trail.

Customer Service

We started at the campground trailhead.

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2
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[Jun 10, 2002]
Karkus

I was pleasantly surprised by this trail. It was real singletrack (1 foot wide most of the way), had great views, no people on it, and was pretty smooth (compared to CO riding). There are some steep challenging sections on the NE side of the loop and a little exposure higher up. The trail on the west side was more gradual (in most parts) and wound through a lush valley (check for ticks). On the downside, a short section was messed up by horses, there was a section of dirt road, and the signs were a bit confusing (lots of white trail posts but no info written on them). Still, it's definitely worth riding if you're in the area.

Customer Service

Ride counterclockwise if you like the challenge of a steep, tight uphill. Ride clockwise if you like that on the downhill.

OVERALL
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4
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