Sunday, October 24, 2010

Camp Robinson Update 2

This map has been posted at the C.A.R.P. parking area kiosk at Camp Robinson. The crosshatching represents the area the should be avoided due to timber cutting activities. I am also told that the area will be completely closed through today to allow for a hunt.
Here is a link to an interactive map on the C.A.R.P. website that will help you identify the trails by name:

It appears that the remaining open trails will need to be accessed via Can of Corn or Merlin's Trail. We will just have to deal with the closures and then be prepared to go to work to rebuild trails when the logging is done.

Camp Robinson is my favorite place to ride my mountain bike, but, frankly, there are really not that many users this time of year and we do have options. Burns Park offers a wide range of opportunities to select trails that are anywhere from beginner easy to technically difficult, Allsop Park is a favorite for many riders, and new trails have opened at Pinnacle, just to name a few.


Anonymous said...

Boyle Park also has some good trails.

Anonymous said...

allsop park is TERRIBLE. boyle is much better and burns park better still. jackfork at pinnacle is a good trail - excellent at honing cornering skills and short climbs.

thanks to JBar for keeping us informed!

JBar said...

And thanks for the feedback! I've got a limited range of mountain bike experience, so I'm glad to have the input.

Anonymous said...

Folks, this is the time to start lobbying the Ouachita National forest for trails out off of Highway 10. Trail systems are popping up all over the country in our national forests. It is evident that within the last 10 years or so, Camp won't be there forever. Anyone got any ideas or contacts? If they can get it done in Mt. Ida, surely we can get it done here.