March 15, 2016
These trails are such a blast! Less demanding than the Bull Mountain side, but tough in its own right. The trail markings are getting better, but still aren't awesome. I typically start at the Jake Mountain parking lot and take the first hard right onto the Jake Mountain Trail. It's a fun, swoopy start with a couple of punchy climbs. For the most part I just keep taking right turns. Even thought I've been out here a bunch of times, I regularly get turned around. That's part of the fun though. Ride the Jake trails and then head over to Bull for a long day in the saddle!
And yes, lots of horses and horse shit. The vast majority of my interactions with equestrians have been friendly. I always stop, say hello, and offer to walk my bike by if needed.