May 14, 2012
If you're riding this trail as an out-and-back (an up-and-down, really) you've got your work cut out for you. It's a non-stop grind going up. Of course, there's a big payoff for all that work--the decent. If you are looking for a long stretch of fast, smooth downhill singletrack, this is the place to come.
If that's not enough, ride over to the flat creek TH for another couple of miles of up-and-down.
Still not enough? Zip up the North Salmon Creek Trail and back down to round out your day. That's what I did last Saturday, and it was awesome!
I'm rating this as 'very difficult' due to the steepness. It's technically easy to moderate.
Hardesty, Eula Ridge, Flat Creek.