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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      This park, in the heart of Daniel Boone country, offers 7.4 miles of 100% singletrack designed for hike and bike use only. Weaving up and down several times in a large hollow, it is a constant challenge to novice and advanced riders alike. This is some unique terrain, heavily wooded, very dark and shady, with several rock-bottom creek crossings. Due to the steepness of the terrain, the area wasn't logged so it presents an uncommon setting with low volume mid-level growth, and tall old-growth trees forming a high, dark canopy. It almost has the feel of a natural amphitheater. The trail surface is mostly dirt, with several veins of rock, and rocky creek crossings/waterfalls. Stop and look around when you reach the bottom of the valley. The trail should be ridden both clockwise and counter-clockwise; each offers its own pleasures.
      source: Matson Hill
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Access Info:
      From the Highway 40/94 interchange: Take Highway 94 South approximately 13 miles. Go past Defiance to Matson, turn right and follow Matson Hill Rd. to the top of the hill. Turn right onto Matson Road (now paved) and go ½ mile. The trailhead is on the left side of Matson Road. It is well signed from Hwy 94 to the trailhead. You can also park down at the Katy Trail parking lot in Defiance, and ride up a very steep Matson Hill Rd. to add 2 miles each way to your ride.
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #988
      State Ranking
      #2
      Trails (view details)
      3
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      3
      Trails Trail Running
      3
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      1,131 ft
      Total Vertical
      252 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      806 ft
      Reports
      16
      Photos
      5
      Ridden Counter
      161

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