May 17, 2013
Poorly designed trail.
Mountain bikers were an afterthought on most of these trails.
waterbars all over the damn place that ruin the climbs and descents.
nasty rock gardens and tight switchbacks and misplaced water bars/logs pretty much ruin the 3 sisters trail--it's basically a bouldering access trail.
mountain muhly trail is a private road and has "KEEP OUT" signs all over it.
no, I did not get lost.
right past where bearberry picks up from mountain muhly, you get to a gate, followed by a roundabout and PRIVATE PROPERTY signs.
either i'm missing something, or this trail isn't rideable (legally).
I took ponderosa (somewhat technical w/ lots of wheel-grabbing ruts) to silver fox to mountain muhly (4x4 road) to bearberry to 3 sisters (NOT DESIGNED FOR MTB-ing) to hidden fawn (more like hidden yawn....), to west evergreen to summit back down east evergreen.
the east evergreen descent is fun...until you run into those logs mounted on the trail every seemingly 50 feet that you have to bunny hop or slow down for.
I drove an hour to get here b/c someone compared it to buffalo creek.
they couldn't have been more wrong.
the entire network of trails is like some yuppy community park surrounded by a golf course, highschool and affluent mountain homes in evergreen.
there's no thought for flow or anything that would make a good mountain bike trail.
the trail network is TINY.
dont even waste your time on the trails north of parking lot.
I can't imagine why anyone would go to this trail when buffalo creek is less than 30 mins away unless 3 sisters is down the street from your house.
If you go, basically climb the 1.5 miles up east evergreen, turn around, and descend back down (it's about a 5-10 min descent at best).
That whole experience left me with a resounding, "Thats It?!?!" as 3 sisters is a combination of horribly designed trails for hiking/horseback riding w/ about a 1.5 mile descent/climb that doesn't make up for the overall sour taste the rest of the park leaves in your mouth.
most definitely NOT WORTH YOUR GAS MONEY.