Head up the South Boundary Trail from the El Nogal Picnic Area for a
challenging 3-mile uphill climb. There's a few rock staircases to push
through, and I did quite a bit of pushing beyond that as well. The South
Boundary Trail then connects with the wider Ojitos Canyon Trail, which, for
its 7 miles, alternates between long ridge rides, steep rocky descents, and
a seemingly endless parade of berms. Toward the end, the trail connects
with the Talpa traverse, but if you continue straight over the berms, you'll
arrive on Route 585 just around the corner from the El Nogal Picnic Area.
There were a few riders coming down the South Boundary Trail from the
Ojitos Canyon intersection ... and I would only recommend that stretch with
a downhill bike -- steep, narrow, and rocky.