If you've been watching our trail conditions you might be wondering why some of our trails are closed when others might be open? This time of the year can be problematic for certain trails, especially newer "built" trails. Some of the bike trails at Pocahontas are currently closed due to what's known as freeze-thaw conditions. When there's moisture in the ground and then deep-freezing temperatures occur, the trail surface heaves up with ice crystals and is very fragile. Any traffic on the surface will cause rutting and deformation of the trail which can ruin it and make a mess!
Our trail builders and volunteers ask that you respect the closures to protect the trails from damage so that we can all enjoy riding instead of repairing!
See www.fopsp.org for more details.