April 1, 2015
This trail is so fun. Once you figure out how to navigate the trail has good flow. The two times we went, never ran into anyone on the trail, but of course people were there because cars were at the trail head.Yes it has lots of rocks, but very doable for an intermediate. the 1st section-probably the most technical, we tend to get lost in that part b/c we there are some service roAds that intersect it and there is lots of white rock, makes it hard to determine what is trail and not trail. We then just skip over the roAd which is not hard to find b/c you can hear the cars nearby, to the second part (on left). You will cross the road about three or four more times to the (right) making your way back in loop fashion back to the trail head. The trail is not well marked in the first part, but next sections are somewhat better marked. I have not had any tire flats. There are cactus right next to the trail in places, so maybe some people are going a little wide and off trail into the cactus. I took a nasty wipe out taking a corner on one of the dirt portions, I got cocky having done so well on ALL the rocks, I was going too fast and my rear tire slid on some fallen leaves as I was taking a corner. Can't wait til knee sprain is better to go back. It is not particularly pretty scenery, I read elsewhere that you have to stay on the trail, in order to ride the 'paved roads' in the marina you have to pay entry fee-so stay on trail. The trail does have air of neglect as they do not have money to maintain. No restrooms, areas over grown. We were on the trail for almost two hours, take plenty of water if it is hot out. Toward end we were panting and finding the short climbs tiring.