June 3, 2015
I rode this trail for the first time today, and can't wait for my next chance to do it again. I almost didn't bother giving this place a chance because of a few of the reviews on this site and other sites from people claiming to be advanced mountain bikers and exaggerating the amount of hike a bike stuff. Seriously, almost the entire trail is ride-able. I'd say I am an intermediate avid mountain biker and I probably only walked about 100ft of the 14 miles, at the most. Furthermore, many of the short sections that I did walk I think most intermediate to advanced riders could clear them if they tried a couple times, or rode the trail a few times and started getting to know where the the short rocky sections are at and geared down appropriately.
The trail is mostly fast and curvy with minimal climbing. I am actually really grateful for the short technical sections that show up intermittently that keep things interesting. The scenery is awesome as well, and only makes the ride that much better. Hard to find a better place than this, feels remote, green trees, beautiful lake, and Pikes Peak in the background.