August 26, 2015
This trail consists of narrow, buff singletrack that is lined by fir trees with occasional openings for great views and steep drops off the side of the trail. The climbing is moderate with steep switchbacks thrown in for good measure. The exposed parts of the trail were sandy and dusty on the day I rode but the covered parts are nicely lined with a bed of soft pine needles and topsoil. The top of Macduff Mountain and the peak of Castle Rock offer incredible views. The trip back down and around mixes more narrow singletrack with some very steep parts that get kind of loose. More steep switchbacks are included on the descents and there's plenty of rocks and roots to keep it interesting. If you finish at the bottom of King Castle, like I did, you will be treated with some very fast sections that whip through a beautiful old growth forest.