Here is a link to a study done which shows that the impact of Mountain Biking on trails is equal to hiking. In other words, there is no significant difference.
I'm not anti-hiking, in fact, I hike myself but I can't stand it when people tell me that mountain bikes should stay out of the woods because of the damage they cause.:irritated: Well here is a study which shows that the impact caused my Mountain bikes is the same as hiking.
Okay, I'm done ranting...