Pick up a map from the country store to help. Or, park at the lodge and ride towards the cabins to enter Gilliam and Chalet trails. These two trails combined are about 5 miles total when you loop back to the lodge parking lot, therefore make a good warm-up for the remaining 14 miles. Gilliam loop includes a pump track, bike teeter, and a few skinny's. Once back at the lodge parking lot, head down the road towards the country store. Directly across the street from the paved entrance to the country store, you will see the entrance to the trail system. The next 4/5 miles is the most technical section of DeSoto - good climbs over rocks and roots. Now the remaining of the system is well-marked with mileage totals and the names of each trail. You'll hit the family loop first, then go across the road and see entrances to 3 seperate trails, one of which takes you back to the camping area and the country store, the other two are loops. Again, all of the system from here on is marked well with orange metal signs.