August 4, 2016
This ride is all about the scenery. The trail is a double track gravel road that is fairly well maintained. A bit rocky in spots and just a little climbing, but generally smooth and flat.
The scenery is almost enough to add a star to the rating though. You will see why the name Opal Creek at the first of many pools along the ride. Beautiful green color just begging you to jump in. You are missing half the fun if you don't. Continuing on, there are several swimming spots and picnic areas to discover as you approach Jawbone Flat. You are required to walk your bike through the community to Opal Pool.
This is a popular trail for hikers (swimmers?). Many families; I saw several on department store bikes. Though the young children were having some problems on the rougher patches and/or climbs they all seemed to be enjoying the ride.