August 20, 2010
This is not an exclusive mountain bike trail, rather it's a hybrid hiking / mountain bike trail. The entrance to it is not clearly marked from the parking lot at the visitor's center - but the map indicates that you have to follow the path to the zoo before you get to the Ridgeline trail.
The trail itself is promising at its start, with some tight turns, and a decent surface. It is relatively flat (not too many roots, rocks, etc) - even though I prefer some bumps, it was not a big deal for me that this trail is lacking these. However, things soon start to go downhill. literally.
If you stay on Ridgeline (I did not branch off onto one of the other trails, with which I was unfamiliar), it basically feeds you 1/2 way down the mountain - not much uphill biking at all - really just a relatively smooth downhill decent.
The end of it comes out onto a street that appears to be part of a neighborhood - I did not see where the trail may have continued past this point, and frankly, I did not want to bother looking for something that was only going to take me further down the mountain.
Then you have to go back up. And that's it. By the way, the park has several trails - nearly all of which are marked as being exclusive to hikers, with only Ridgeline being "available" to mountain bikers.