What to know
Trailhead starts at the gravel parking lot on Historic Springfield Road past the park campground. Ride the old wagon trail into the woods past the hiking trail entrance (no bikes on that please) and then a left goes to the North Loop (clockwise), a right goes to the South Loop (counter-clockwise). North Loop features winding rolling hills and a couple of wonderful stream crossings. These will be dry beds during the Summer. Some tight turns and a few rocks are the most technical parts of this section. South Loop features a steep climb to get to the top of the hill across the lake but then opens up to quick, smooth trail. Again, rolling hills dominate this section. Since what goes up, must come down, enjoy the trip back down the mountain to the start. Beginner riders should check their speed on this section. The park also features a beach area open in the summer for a small fee along with bathrooms, showers, a snack bar and gift shop.