Southern Adventist University’s newest trail addition in Fenton Forest on Bauxite Ridge provides mountain bikers an additional 10 miles of intermediate singletrack near the university separate from the Biology Trails.
Bauxite Ridge offers mountain bikers a well-rounded experience. The trail system features a good mix of smooth, machine-built singletrack for beginner and intermediate riders along with some technical features on a few outlying trails for advanced riders.
Bauxite is more beginner friendly totaling 10 miles, while Biology trails are intermediate to difficult with 21 miles of trail. The parking area for Bauxite is located off College Dr. E near the Collegedale Memorial Gardens. The trailhead is across the street, between two houses. A large wooden fence marks the way. After a short climb up the ridge, riders can enjoy fast, flowing trails out and back. Bauxite is directional depending on the day and type of use (bikers vs pedestrians), so be sure to check signage before heading out. It’s also a great location for night rides in the winter since the trails stay open until 10 PM daily.