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Tamarack Bike Park is a newer park with a pretty solid trail offering that we’re excited to see growth thanks to new ownership and a dedicated bike park team. The beginner trails are definitely beginner friendly and the addition of the valley trails make it a place that beginners and families can ride and enjoy. There is a lack in blue trails and jump trails but after meeting with Tamarack’s terrain manager we’re excited to learn that they are aware of the gaps in their offerings and have plans to build trails to fill in the voids for a more well-rounded offering. If you’re a fan of raw, rocky trails and like challenging yourself then you’ll certainly enjoy some of the black and double black terrain up on Tamarack, we certainly did.
If you are looking for a place to spend a few days, or maybe even closer to a week with the inclusion of Jug Mountain, we think Tamarack and the surrounding area is a solid option. The park and resort are only going to get better as more trails get built and construction wraps up. The nearby lake is great for more activities, the zipline course is fun and offers some thrills and views and the overall experience in the fresh and newly built village will make it a vacation worth remembering.
If we had to rank Tamarack Bike Park from 1-10 we’d put the trails at a 7.25/7.5 simply because they need more trails to keep people entertained for longer visits. The trails they do have are fun and well built for the most part, but we’d love to see more. The addition of the new jump park and pump track as well as the valley XC trails certainly add to the mix and options for riding though. Once construction of the village is finished we think that the overall resort experience would be up around the 8.25 mark and is worth a visit if you’re in the area.