September 30, 2011
There's more to this place than first meets the eye. It does have a boring fire road as the main path and there's plenty of hike-a-bike to be found, but there's also lots of nice, tight&twisty singletrack. If you're not up for the grand tour including the brutal climb and unauthorized foray into USAFA property, there's a few loops off the main trail that will definitely give you a good workout. If you want a sustained singletrack climb, take the Red Squirrel trail up to the road to the Gambel Oak Trail to the Douglas Fir Trail. If you've still got the legs and the lungs for it, you can climb even higher on the Wagon Wheel trail, but this is badly rutted doubletrack, so it's less fun, but the scenery is great. Go here with a sense of adventure and a willingness to explore and maybe dismount for a climb or two and you'll have a fine time. I agree that this one is best saved for after you've exhausted the many other great biking opportunities in the CSPrings area.