Carver Lake Park is an intermediate-level single-track trail popular among mountain biking enthusiasts. It has a few technical sections for advanced riders. Let’s take a closer look at its features.
The Carver Lake Park is the place to be if you need an intermediate single track for a fun ride or to improve your skills. It is not the most technical trail out there, but it has a few sections where short advanced trails leave the main trail before rejoining it. The best thing about it is its twisty stacked loops that allow you to ride one section more than once or the entire loop in one go.
The Carver Lake Park is a 7.2 km mountain bike trail accessible from the park’s lower parking lot at Century Avenue South. We recommend anyone with intermediate mountain biking skills to try the challenges on the trail’s stacked loops. It is a combination of a few flat sections with the open sky above and steep side slopes that require some technical skills to maneuver.
When you leave the trailhead at the parking lot, ride down to Carver Lake, then ascend to the hill top. Don’t be afraid of leaving the main trail to try the technical features, as they will always loop you back to where you branched.
Ride across the boardwalk, then go up the climb to test your pump and flow skills. Go ahead and cross the entrance road, then turn right. You will breeze through this section as it is flat without any obstacles or technical features. Turn left and climb the easy hill, then descend quickly before climbing onto a paved path. Cross the path and keep right onto the most fun bit of the trail. You can practice your speed skills before turning right at the fork onto the two-way trail or go back to the path crossing and head to the trail’s last section.
The trail ends at the Southwest corner of the parking lot. You will get through its last section fast as it is flatter and less technical.
The trail’s wooded sections not only provide good shade but also give a beautiful, natural forest feeling. You will also love being in the open fields and seeing the stunning Carver Lake views.