Riding in Stonyford

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  1. DHrider

    DHrider Been here awhile

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    Going to stonyford next weekend going to be staying at davis miles campground anybody have and advice riding out there? Fav. Trails? must ride trails?
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  2. 13exc500fz1

    13exc500fz1 RIDE OR DIE

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    Iit is highly dependent on how Aggressive you would like to be
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  3. DHrider

    DHrider Been here awhile

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    Wasn't really asking people where I should ride on my riding skill or how aggressive I ride. Just wanted to know from fellow riders on their experience with the park, and some of their favorite rides.
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  4. 13exc500fz1

    13exc500fz1 RIDE OR DIE

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    I like to take 32 Letts ridge it's a long climb then then work my way through around on 32-33 to 6 down to 12 and then 4 all down to 7 and 20-22 out down m5 and back down to Davis flats


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  5. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Keep an eye out for guys pinned in 4th gear coming the other way,or quads.
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  6. fletch123

    fletch123 Been here awhile

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    I was going to say the same thing. I have had a couple of near misses there and I have only ridden there a couple times.
    Some of the quad width trails are fast with some riding as if it is a one way trail.
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  7. NorCalslowpoke

    NorCalslowpoke Long timer

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    I'm a "c" rider at best, and enjoy Stonyford. I have heard from other folks that the "blue" trails at Stony would be "black diamond" at other ohv parks. Keep that in mind. Be sure to get a map (excellent quality). The ranger station at the entrance has them. Firewood is available just up the road from the ranger station (guy selling out front). It is a large place, bring extra water/tools/tubes/snacks.

    Cheers
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  8. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    OHV Parks are places to attract all the people we don't want squiding around at the fun/quality places.
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  9. DHrider

    DHrider Been here awhile

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    After my trip to stonyford saying it not a fun/quality place, would not be 100% correct. I would also rate my riding skill as a C class rider, there was one trail I didn't ride, 38 a black diamond trail, I decided not to ride it because one of the riders in the group who is pretty good had a hard time getting up it. My theory is if he cant make it without stopping then I shouldn't try it, plus a xr650l is a heavy ass bike to pick up. I would say trail 32 was the favorite like it more then 34 which I didn't really care for, 40 was a little out of my skill but I went up and down that, 20 and 22 great trails. I did notice some of the trails that read atv were a little tight. So if I made a bucket list of places to ride this would be on it, only thing I didn't like was it was dry would like to go when everything is more hard pack. Campgrounds? there is a little something for everyone up there depending on what you want, all the CG I saw had some type of restrooms, We stayed at Davis Flat $5 a night and it had water by the restrooms, wouldn't drink the water.
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