March 12, 2016
One of the best and roughest trails I've ridden. Tested my technical abilities on the ascents and descents. I was very glad I had brought my kona stinky six as I know I used all of my travel. I rode the Dakota ridge trail north to south, then picked up red-rock trail to Morrison Slide from south to north and back to red-rock and the parking lot. I then rode the opposite direction(counterclockwise) and completed a second loop. Morrison slide north to south is awesome! I fell off the trail at one switchback and crashed several more times. Dakota ridge riding south to north was fun but not worth the pain and suffering. All told for both loops I rode 15 miles and ascended and descended 4,000ft of terrain in 4 hours.
Reminds me of Pilot Rock in Pisgah National Forest; Brevard, North Carolina.
June 3, 2013
Rode this trail because we were in the area and it was well praised by a friend who happened to be an advanced rider. I consider myself a beginner to intermediate rider and I am pretty decent at obstacles but the technical sections on this trail was just insane. Tight switchbacks on rocky, jagged rocks with little room for error. Making a miscalculation on this trail will likely spell a trip to the ER. I would rate these sections as "advanced" and would not recommend this trail for a beginner. Another gripe I have about this trail is how busy it gets. Runners, hikers, dog walkers galore. We were there on a week day too so imagine how busy it is on the weekends. 6 miles is too short, specially when you have to hike your bike through a few sections. Not as enjoyable if you're not advanced and can't do the tricks that's required in this trail.
August 19, 2014
Trail definitely gets technical after the water crossing. Tried it today for the first time. First mtb ride, first ride w/ clipless pedals. I do not recommend this trail for others in my situation. I put my bike on its side quite a few times, but hey, who doesn't like a few battle wounds?! ;)
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June 7, 2013
I completely agree with the previous review. Started out to be a nice seim-technical ride and then all hell showed up. Not for a beginner or early intermediate rider. Yes a slight error in judgment and you are in for a painful experience, The bikes only sign was nice until the trail merged with the walkers and dog walkers--way too much traffic.
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