June 14, 2018
I wasn't sure what I'd find seeing this was last reviewed 3 years ago. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I started at the south end near Boulder Lake campground. The first spur is plenty fun. At the split I went right, though in looking back at the description, I think going left is more popular. This section was filled with punchy climbs, but nothing too over the top technical. It's perfect for an intermediate to advanced rider to fly through and have fun! At the next spur north, there is a section of double wide dirt road which I am typically not a fan of, but the pine aroma and opportunity for a short rest was nice. Entering singletrack again, I found the next several miles to be overgrown. Not terrible, but my legs got scratched up. This was an easier section. After crossing Hwy 64, there was fun woodsy riding again that was well maintained. At the end, I backtracked and at the split, went right to ride the portion I had missed. This is where all the large boulders are, some meant to be ridden and others that you have to weave around. A unique landscape, for sure! As I finished, I had 21 miles in about 2:15. I will definitely be back here when I'm in the area again! The trail is fantastically marked and perfect to ride alone if you're not familiar with the area like me.