The Redmond Watershed is excellent for folks who have not spent a lot of time in the saddle. Climbing is almost nonexistent, and the trails are buffed almost as smooth as blacktop. On the main trails there are no roots or rocks to navigate, just a wide, smooth trail covered in pea-sized gravel.
The riding is completely non-technical; the area is beautiful and full of wildlife. Deer, rabbits, black bears, woodpeckers, beavers, red-tailed hawks, great blue herons, chipmunks, and squirrels dwell in the forest and around the numerous creeks and swamps. Cougars and coyotes are occasionally spotted as well. Most wild animals will only attack if provoked or cornered; however, cougars have been known to attack small children who stray or are left alone. Trail surface: Pea-sized crushed gravel, hard-pack dirt, and mud.
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