I finally had a chance to head out to Explore Park after more years than I care to mention (other than family hikes). We all know what the future holds for the park with the ambitious master plan that Roanoke County has approved. Until then we have the present - which us actually a lot of fun. The trails remind me of what I rode when I started mountain biking in Richmond. Definitely not the epic quality of the Cove but still a great place to spend a few hours. Short rooty climbs define the trails here but it's a great place to spend a few hours and feel like you're somewhere new.