With four relatively short rides to choose from, the mountain bike trails at Castlewood State Park offfer something for everyone. Depending on the trail there is flat singletrack, hilly and technical, or flat with some hills. Some trails you should definitely catch are Stinging nettle 3 miles, river scene 3 miles, grotpeter 3 miles, lone wolf 1.5 miles, cedar bluff loop 2 miles
How to get there:
Take I-40 west to Hwy 141 south. Follow 141 to Manchester or Big Bend and turn right (west) until you reach Ries Rd. which takes you into the park. Turn left on Kiefer Creek Rd. and follow it to the trailhead.
Stinging Nettle Trail: Flat with some hills/3 miles.
River Scene: Flat/1.5 miles