June 11, 2019
I rode the Seely Pass to the Flowmama trail. I started out on the southern trail head and immediately ran into a large female hiking group. They were the most polite ladies I have ever encountered on a trail. They yielded and told me how many were in their group so while I was a bit startled, all was well.
The trail is mostly flow with some rocks and roots but nothing too technical. There are lots of places to pick up speed but a bit of caution is in order if you don't know the trail. Trees are all around and you fly by them closely and often find yourself going between them. There are a couple of features that are fun but nothing too technical (except for the log section). Most of the trail is in heavy timber so once all the hikers were gone, it was just me.
Everything is clearly marked and I had no issues with crossing the Birkie trail multiple times, both in direction and flow.
This is an out and back trail that is in excellent condition and nicely maintained.
CAMBA does a great job with the system. There are maps at all major intersections or you can buy maps at the Hayward bike shops for $15.00 for the set. The money goes to support the trail system so worth it in my opinion.