May 4, 2015
Rode this trail yesterday for the first time on account of it being the only one in the Triangle area that wasn't closed due to recent rains. I really liked the trail and would describe it as a hillier Crabtree/Harris without the crowds. I rode a Surly Krampus (long wheelbase 29 hardtail) with a 750mm wide handlebar which made it tricky maneuvering through some sections at speed, seems to me that the ideal bike for this trail would be an old-school 26'er with narrow handlebars and a short wheelbase.
The only real challenging technical feature is an optional skinny that sits below the main trail, I skipped it as it didn't look worth the hassle of climbing back up.
The climbs are short but steep. Riding clockwise seems to give you longer but easier climbs, riding counterclockwise gives you shorter, steeper climbs. Most of the other riders seemed to be riding clockwise. I did a couple laps in each direction and think I preferred clockwise.