April 26, 2011
An excellent regular ride. 2100+ feet top to bottom, average around 6% grade. First 1400 vertical feet (up to intersection with Indian Fire Road) is pretty smooth, a few short steeper stretches around 8-10%. Above 1400 feet, the majority of the trail includes long stretches of rock gardens all the way to the top. Several stretches with stellar views. In comparison to the Old RR route on the south side - views aren't as good, a bit more technical, a good bit less traffic. Once comfortable with the rock gardens, you can pull this off in about 2 hours roundtrip from Natalie Coffin Greene park.
Old Railroad Grade