January 28, 2019
I just rode this trail last Saturday and I gotta say it's not for beginners. Sure I'm a beginner, but I've gone on trails where the climb was a lot more tolerable than this one and the decent was bleh. I ended up walking 3-4 miles uphill going back and forth. The decent was super fun though. And there's a good stretch of technical decent and rock gardens where I felt my tires/bike would just give in. Turns out my cheap, entry level 2018 Marin Hawk Hill 2 was more than capable of taking the punishment. I was going downhill on these rocks around 15mph. I had no idea what I was doing.
If you're like me, be sure to put on your knee and elbow pads. I fell 3 times, all trying to climb at 2 mph. Lots of rocks and boulders.
All in all, I think I'll be coming here often. Fun fun fun!