August 28, 2012
The Short: long climb, long descent, not technical, no grand views, cool scenery.
The Long: Park at the Williams Creek Trailhead parking lot on ID 75. Bike south on ID 75 and turn left onto Fisher Cr. Rd (about 1 mile from the Williams Creek Trailhead parking lot). Bike on Fisher Cr. Rd. This road is a long (7-9 mile) fire road that is a gradual ascent until the end where it gets pretty steep. It is not that fun biking this section. At the end of the fire road, you will reach a fenced in area. The trail continues onto singletrack from the fire road at a gap in the northwest (-ish) part of the fence. This begins a decently long descent on sandy singletrack on hillsides. This part is pretty fast and fun. When you reach the bottom, you will begin to climb again along a creek bed (presumably Williams Creek). The climb is slightly steeper than the gradual part of the fireroad and is quite the grind because of the sandy singletrack. You will finally climb up a hill into a copse of trees and see the long descent. The long descent is pretty fun but don't get the idea that there are lots of sweet berms from the pictures posted by others. After descending for about 10-15 minutes, you will start to climb again and have about 3 switchbacks. The switchbacks lead to the final, short descent back to the Williams Creek Trailhead parking lot and to your car. There is little shade along the trail because the trees are burned out from a recent fire and the sandy track doesn't make for the best riding. The trail/fire road is not technical at all. The scenery was nice but there weren't really any breathtaking views. I talked to a local person riding on the trail and he said the trail is not the best one in the area but he does it as a "backyard ride" when he just wants to get out and ride for a bit. He recommended doing something else and I wish I had taken his advice.* Review edited 8/28/2012