October 14, 2014
Excellent, tough climb--extended steep grade. The bottom half is mostly smooth with a few waterbars as the only tech. The upper half gets rockier. Technically, it's all rideable by a competent rider, but the grade makes it a real challenge. Once on top, its mostly wide and all easy. If you want do do just the easy stuff, start at the upper (West) end. The descent back down the Castle Trail is a real hoot, but this is also a popular hiking venue, so be careful, especially around blind corners.