June 24, 2017
Be advised Swalowtail is off limits to bikes. As such, the only legal way to ride this is as an out and back from the Indian Creek Trailhead. The problem is that makes this a "reverse profile" ride, meaning you finish the out portion with a long downhill and then you have to re climb it on the way back. Nevertheless, there is some very sweet singletrack here. After the initial climb, which is actually very pleasant, there is a long downhill which starts out blurry fast and flowy, and then gets steeper in grade, tighter in turns, and looser in the surface the closer you get to the bottom. Then you have to work your way back up that monster. Still, pretty well worth it. Too bad the don't open up at least a couple segments of Swallowtail so this could be done as an out and back from the bottom rather than the top--or even as a loop with the Indian Creek area trails.