Q: I was wondering how the climb to the top compares to the climb at Alsea Falls. -Grizzlysp22
A: It's packed gravel, not paved. I think it's comparable in length, if not shorter, but with the varied and sometimes steepish pitches, it can feel a little more intense. Keep in mind that there are many more options here for lapping smaller sections, many people ride the full trail, then try another trail, and then do smaller laps on their favorite section. The scenery is much better than Alsea.