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Copeland Forest – Info/Review?

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  • #816862

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    More awesome riding I presume ,based on his comment.

    #816870

    Canadmos
    Participant

    Can’t wait for more assaults by bird sized mosquitos…

    Yes of course more awesome riding. 🙂

    #816985

    Canadmos
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    Went into Copeland yesterday and got caught in tsunami like conditions. A few trails turned into running streams. The swamp is extra swampy right now, some of the water holes are right up to the edge of the trail.

    But in other news, someone has replaced two of the old bridges on the creak trail that follows train tracks. There are also two minor changes on the 5th Dimension trail; very subtle but welcome changes.

    I think its the fat bike trail in the winter, heading towards the beaver pond, but there is a creak crossing whose bridge washed away. I found the bridge about 40 feet down the creak and dragged it back, but did not put it back in place; the water is way to deep and running too fast right now; it would just wash away again. Use caution when crossing the stream, the water is almost knee deep (don’t ask how I know… haha).

    #817164

    downhillmike
    Participant

    I wanted to visit copeland forest for a while now and was thinking of going this coming Saturday. I am in my 30s, good shape, fairly experienced rider who can put in a three -four hour ride and also DMBA, SCMBC member. Anybody who knows the trails well would like to join me and maybe a few of my buddies?

    #817177

    Canadmos
    Participant

    I wanted to visit copeland forest for a while now and was thinking of going this coming Saturday. I am in my 30s, good shape, fairly experienced rider who can put in a three -four hour ride and also DMBA, SCMBC member. Anybody who knows the trails well would like to join me and maybe a few of my buddies?

    If I wasn’t headed to the Hydrocut on Saturday I’d definitely come out and show you around Copeland.

    I say just head out there and get lost. You’ll probably stumble across some great trails.

    On a side note, and probably to some people’s dismay, I’ve spent the last little bit mapping out Copeland on TrailForks. I’d say 90-95% of the single track has been cataloged. If you go, be sure to check out 5th Dimension, Purple Star, Ridge Run, Sunset, Rockopotamus, Rock-n-Roots, Copeland DH, Ricky Bobby and Fox Run Ridge for some fun descents. Ridge Run and 5th Dimension are key fun times…

    Follow the Rail Trail east to west to end up at a pond, which serves as a great rest/beer spot. I recommend using Mile High and Sunset to Sunrise and back to Sunset to get back to the top of the ridges. Don’t go up the double track trails, they are steeper and harder than climbing the single track.

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    #817182

    downhillmike
    Participant

    Thanks

    #817298

    downhillmike
    Participant

    I ended up going and its a great place. Reminded me a bit of three stages but just alot less techical which was good for more relaxed ride. I rode most of the trails from what I had on trail forks. I rode some cross country trails and then did some Enduro trails but ended up climbing back up on the 5 line north just to save some time and energy. After doing it twice I took the rail trail and slowly climbed back up to the parking lot by Horeshoe Valley rd. Loved the place but the only small downside is once in a while you might hit a sandy section which can result in crashing so watch out for those sandy spots.

    #817308

    Canadmos
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    I ended up going and its a great place. Reminded me a bit of three stages but just alot less techical which was good for more relaxed ride. I rode most of the trails from what I had on trail forks. I rode some cross country trails and then did some Enduro trails but ended up climbing back up on the 5 line north just to save some time and energy. After doing it twice I took the rail trail and slowly climbed back up to the parking lot by Horeshoe Valley rd. Loved the place but the only small downside is once in a while you might hit a sandy section which can result in crashing so watch out for those sandy spots.

    Cool, glad you had a good time! There are definitely a few sandy/loose corners, which can be fun if you know where they are. This sandy soil is what also makes Copeland absolutely perfect in the wet. Where other places might become muddy or super greasy, Copeland firms up and only under the wettest conditions does it turn muddy….stay up in the hills and you’ll never hit mud.

    I’m nursing a separated shoulder at the moment, but went for some hikes in Copeland over the weekend. The dirt looked so good!

    #817383

    Canadmos
    Participant

    😉

    #819538

    Canadmos
    Participant

    Will this snow ever melt? 🙁

    #819541

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    I’m over the fat bike, simply can’t get back on it again this year. That looks fun as hell though. Better than slop and wrecking the trails. Nice work.

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