This is a great alternative to the classic route if you want to do something new. Big Boulder has some very fast, narrow singletrack through dark woods and occasional big exposure. A couple batches of tight switchbacks will surprise you on your first run, so be ready. The tread is occasionally rutted and very soft/dry late in the season. High speed, technical challenges abound. The climb up the OHV is brutal, but you'll be glad you did!