June 23, 2008
I give this trail a 3 because it has great potential but has been poorly maintained over the years. The wide double track was beautiful and smooth for most of the climb, but from there things got a little sketchy. There were fallen trees EVERYWHERE, making for a very frustrating ride since we had to jump off our bikes every few hundred feet. One stream crossing was a little hairy, with two logs stretched across a rushing river: one for you, one for your bike. And then, at the end of the trail, minutes from where we had parked was an unavoidable river crossing: 40 or 50 feet wide, waist deep, freezing cold and moving fast. It was late and we were tired so it was hard to approach this unexpected crossing with a positive attitude, but if you're up for an adventure this is your trail! Bring the bug spray, I got eaten alive every time I stopped for a breath....
West Magnolia Trails, Sourdough Trail