9 Mile River

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Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Location: Enfield, NS

Trail Head: Enfield Rd

Trail Forks: 9 Mile River


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Has anyone been to 9 Mile in the past few days? Just wondering what the trail conditions are like. I know it can get pretty mucky. Was thinking of going for a ride out there on either Saturday or Sunday. Not sure if it’s been sunny enough to dry it out.

My guess is it’s probably still got some wet and mucky spots and because there is so much shade I find it dries out a little slower than some other trails. Supposed to be pretty nice tomorrow so it may be in good shape by Sunday. The Cob is pretty close by and is a lot more vertical so it may drain better… not sure. @TheBuilder what’s the word on the Cob?

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Yeah I’m thinking it might still be mucky in sections.

I haven’t tried out The Cob yet. Maybe I’ll give that a shot if it’s in decent shape.

I rode at Nine Mile River and The Cob today. First time for me on both so I’m not sure what conditions are normally like. Nine Mile River was a lot muddier. I’ve certainly ridden worse, but I’d give it a while if you aren’t a fan of mud. I was at The Cob first and was mostly clean after that ride.

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Thanks! Yeah I feel bad when it’s mucky to the point that you can’t avoid making the water holes worse than they are. When it’s bone dry 9 mile is a blast.

Hey Aimish… unfortunately thebuilder is taking time away from trail building and riding to concentrate on other priorities. The last time I was in it was clear and good to ride.

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Any idea what conditions are like at 9 mile? Was hoping it could be rideable by Sat/Sun? Maybe that’s wishful thinking though.

Work updates for Nine Mile:

Trailflow has been doing some work on Nine Mile. The front loop is getting redone. Most boardwalks are being replaced by rock and crusher dust. A few boardwalks are being retained to allow water flow or for sensitive vegetation, but will be rebuilt. No more bouncy bridges sinking into water on the front loop, and the boardwalks will be wider. The part of the loop going left (Pitcher Plant Loop) as you enter the trail is almost finished. Boardwalk P2 is still in its original condition - it will be rebuilt eventually, but it is usable. Trailflow is currently working on the section that goes straight ahead into the trail, and that section is closed. That work should be finished in a few weeks. The trail is still rideable by taking the left branch (Pitcher Plant Loop) as you enter the trail.

In addition, Trailflow rebuilt boardwalk C5, which often sagged under water.

Volunteers have improved “Mini-mud Alley”, the muddy section immediately after the crusher dust ends. We’re not quite done with Mini-mud Alley, but it is significantly improved.

We’ve had a couple of work nights moving crusher dust from a stored pile into the trail. Having material closer to our work sites will speed our trail improvements. Looking forward to using it to make a drier trail.

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