April 18, 2013
This trail (fire road) is absolutely horrible. I guess the layer of big 3-4" rocks that covers the entire fire road is a new thing, since the old reviews here indicate that this is a good trail for biking. It is not. Presumably the rocks were added (by the game commission? or the county?) so that trucks on the road can go 5mph faster or something like that... but they also make it miserable for biking. I made it about 2 miles in (from the upper lot on route 93) before giving up and turning around. On the way out, I stopped at the lower lot about a mile south on route 93; there too, the trail/fire road is covered in rocks of the perfect size to make it virtually impossible to bike on.
Edited to add: I know some people like to bike on "rocky" trails, technical trails, etc. This is not that. This is biking on a layer of nothing but uneven rock, with no dirt in sight. Other reviews call this "fast" and "not strenuous" -- that must have been before they poured the rocks. Now, it is certainly not fast, and it takes a large amount of effort just to stay upright.
any field of jagged boulders