On our way to my wife’s parents for the weekend I convinced her to make a little detour and stop by Raystown. We got in around 5:30 on Friday and pulled into the trailhead. I headed out on a clockwise loop towards Rays Revenge and immediately understood that this would not be typical east coast riding. No rocks or roots in sight, hard packed trails through mostly pine forest. This felt like west coast riding. The rest of the ride confirmed this. I’ve never ridden so fast on the east coast, and spent so much time on the air! All of the trails were very well built and maintained. Most of them nicely carved into side slopes. More then anything it felt like the trails I grew up riding in Ashland Or. Well worth the detour and lots of fun, but a little less demanding and engaging then I’m used to, certainly nothing there should be marked with a black diamond like it is. I’ll be back for the shear speed if nothing else, although on a busy day this place would be a high risk for a headon collision!