September 3, 2011
This trail was a great ride. Views were incredible. However we spent an hour riding paved road, jeep trail and fire road. Out of the 17 mi advertised loop that was 8 or more. Additionally the trail is in horrible condition, lots of fallen trees and loose rock. It is obvoius that at one time there was alot of trail work that made this an awesome ride but there has been a lot of wash out, etc. Lastly it is not as well marked as advertised either, at least 3 times we found ourselves lost, hiking around looking for the trail. Luckly we backtracked and found other riders who had been there before. We parked in Soda Springs, advertised as the end of the trail. If you do this you need to find ride back across I-80 and make a left @ snow observatory rd, there is a jeep trail back there that will take you to boreal, from there you can cross under I-80 again and follow the road. I will run directly into a fire road that you have to follow up to the trail head.