Singletrack is a type of dirt
trail that is generally either hike
d or bike
d on by hiker
s and mountain biker
s. It is one "track" wide (generally ranging from 1/2 meter to a tire-width), as opposed to the "doubletrack" created by ATV
s and snowmobile
Singletrack means something special to mountain bikers. It gives the cyclist a sense of connection to the trail, as it takes a fair amount of concentration and gusto to keep on the trail while holding a reasonable speed. Riding on singletrack is sometimes a very enlightening experience. Many mountain bikers are described as having a "single track mind", meaning, they only think about bikes.