Perk Canyon is perfect for beginning riders, yet still big fun for the hardcore rider. The first few twists and turns are challenging, but the ride down is well worth the effort. Winding and climbing, this favorite of locals and tourists will enchant you. One minute you're in town and the next, you're deep in the forest. It climbs and jogs, crisscrosses a stream several times, twists and turns, and occasionally opens to beautiful meadows. Altitude change is only about 500 feet over the 3 mile each way leg, but it is worth it! Stop at the Smokey Bear ranger station for directions.