July 24, 2017
Park at Elk River Inn (across little wood bridge), turn right on road, ride up to Mine, turn right, ride up 45min, straight, Right on 24, 15 minutes, R at sign board onto Propp's. As fun a trail as I've ridden in 10 years. Mostly wet, many rocks n little water diversion dips that I learned to flow/center on the bike (stay forward more, midway between seat/stem) better after about 5 of them (just took 10th at nats yesterday, cat 1, so skill level is ok, not recmnd for inexperienced, couple creeks you cross or ride kind of down until catching the continuing trail in your peripheral, but no major obstacles either). Ride Mine Road 45m up, continue until you can go right on 24 (sign), then Right on Propp's (you will see big display to right as you ride 24 for maybe 15 minutes, no more than 30). Good signs. Cliff, nettles sting but stinging stops and you're soaked so that cools the stinging a bit haha, 2 down trees on 7/22/17. Adventure. Just don't get too carried away with speed as there are some corkscrewish spots and toward the end of the techy stuff there's a larger, more jagged rock and I am glad I did not taco a wheel at speed getting through that water dip. Apparently the Inn folks support banning mountain biking in the woods, but they are long time biking supporters, I don't get the dynamics here, but while I was parked there, the lady said it was fine and a local brought several mountain bikes and went in the shop which looked closed, so they must have some grace for the past, it was 10 years ago when this issue was hot, maybe still, IDK Great ride though and Tea Creek or just jump any of the many signed trails.
IDK, never road one quite like this. "Slatyfork is a technical singletrack guru's dream. Wet, wild and twisty. Try them all!"