Eagle Mountain - Marvin
CAUTION: The trails are challenging and difficult and your use of them is at your own risk. You will find some sections of trail too difficult to ride. Please walk these sections to prevent injury to yourself. To prevent erosion, DO NOT walk off the trail or cut new sections. DO NOT alter the trails in any way.
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Decided to try and ride Marvin today. I'm a solid blue and easy black rider. From the pictures I saw of Marvin and its rating I thought I could ride some of the features. I came at it from Mossom Creek west of the trail. After about 30 minutes of pushing my bike uphill I came across an old connector trail and decided I'll take it and see where I end up. I ended up about halfway down Marvin just after the rockface onto plank ramp before the plank bridge over what was once a stream. I hiked up this section and knew it was beyond me. The features on this part of Marvin are a definite hard black. After this the trail is quite nice with a few more features including the ride down the fallen tree.
My first mistake was not getting to the trailhead via the route to Manhandler and second mistake, I was over my head. Can't wait to give it a try soon however I want to session it with like minded riders.
Sorry forgot, the trail is soft and loamy in sections.
A really good addition to Eagle.
Below are the few photos I took of the area that I basically started at.