Falcon Trail is a great ride, especially if you go to the Air Force Academy/live or work nearby. It is a great well marked trail and you get do the whole thing in one hour. It is all singletrack trail with a nice flow, the western part of the ride is more technical then the rest of the ride, there is a little bit of climbing and some fun downs. There are several road crossings so watch for traffic, it is easy to just pop out of the trail and almost get hit.
I rode this trail for the first time today. It's a pretty fun trail, but make sure you have a lot of energy for the climbs; they take a lot out of you. There are also a lot of small "hills" that you can jump off of. These add a level of excitement to the ride. Also, if you dont know the trail well, I'd recommend taking it slow on the downhill sections. There are a lot of switchbacks and rocks that will jump out at you real quick. When I rode there today, I popped a hill at speed and there was a decent sized rock waiting to fling me over the bars and bend my front wheel.
All in all, a fun trail.
Oh, and the ride time is closer to two hours according to most people. I didn't get to finish the trail, so I can't attest to this.
Ridden the Falcon Trail many times. It has a little bit of everything and is one of the few rides that you can ride 13+ miles of singletrack without disruption. well maintained and is probably the best marked trail around. Best start is to park across the road north of Falcon Stadium in a dirt parking lot (north of the press box and south of the golf course. Ride the trail clockwise and you are rewarded with mostly downhill for the first 2 miles, then a slow moderate climb with more downhill past the Commissary. The western part of the trail is the most challenging with a small rock garden, a cardio climb and fast descent that requires intermediate skill. Ridgeline along the golf course towards the end of the ride is by far the most enjoyable. Plan on 1.5-2 hours for the loop. If you are not military, enter at the North Gate and show your ID and keep ID with you at all times. This ride will not disappoint!
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