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Stony Flow Section

PostPosted: September 15th, 2020, 5:08 pm
by ecarlsen74
Just curious if anyone could provide me with info on this section I have been hearing about in relation to the regular trail. Is it an off shoot? Separate trail? Haven't rode Stony in 6 years and am heading out to ride River Bends and Addison and wanted to check this out too. Thank you.

Re: Stony Flow Section

PostPosted: September 15th, 2020, 10:18 pm
by c0nsumer
This is part of the new stuff being built under the Shelden Trails Redevelopment.

This first trail, loop B on the plan (https://www.metroparks.com/wp-content/u ... pdf?x91894) is still under construction. There are points where it crosses the two track and you may be able to hop on to it, but as it's not complete it may also be closed down.

If you do go exploring, please:

- Do not get anywhere near the builders or their equipment. They have to shut down if people come near by. (Listen for the machines.)
- Do not cross any tape or snow fencing or go past any signs indicating construction.
- Keep in mind the trail is NOT finished. There are unfinished technical features, surface, etc. Some of it's still a bit meh. Be careful.

If you head up from the F lot you will pass through the trail area. Look to your left and you probably can hop on and ride the trail in the intended direction. But, as there's stuff in this section which is not yet complete (and will require heavy equipment to roll through) this could be closed down.

Or, just wait ~2 weeks until it's declared open by the park and all will be good. :)

Re: Stony Flow Section

PostPosted: September 16th, 2020, 9:54 am
by b_b
When are they targeting to have all the trail work completed?
Will there be good signage to guide one to ride the entire system?
When I was there I wasn't sure which way to pickup the trail again.

Re: Stony Flow Section

PostPosted: September 16th, 2020, 10:13 am
by c0nsumer
b_b wrote:When are they targeting to have all the trail work completed?
Will there be good signage to guide one to ride the entire system?
When I was there I wasn't sure which way to pickup the trail again.


All, hopefully some time in 2021. This phase, November.

Yes, that's the plan.

For Loop B, which is what everyone is currently talking about, it will be counter-clockwise, towards the West Branch road.

Re: Stony Flow Section

PostPosted: September 16th, 2020, 10:49 am
by b_b
Yeah B looks like a bit of an anomaly - more of a parallel trail with A rather than stacked loop like the rest.

Re: Stony Flow Section

PostPosted: September 16th, 2020, 11:11 am
by c0nsumer
Only for about half of A... It's stacked, just not providing an option to ride one (in its entirety) then the other, ala DTE. One of the downsides of Stony and refitting the existing trails.

Re: Stony Flow Section

PostPosted: September 19th, 2020, 10:49 pm
by verbalkint99
I knew about the new sections, but had no idea of the scope of the project. Thanks for the link.