Mountain top riding at it's best. Just 1 mile off Interstate 77, this short but tough trail is a good way to stretch those legs.
Trail can be ridden as an out and back or loop using the paved road as the return route or starting leg. Trail can be ridden from either Dir. and is easy to follow. From day use area; cross creek and take first trail to the right through the Mountain Laural tunnel. For the next mile follow the single track up the old logging rd. grade to the top of the ridge, At top of ridge take the trail to the right (tr. to the left is an easy ride out to a bench where it dead ends, good choice for those wanting an easier ride).The next couple of miles is mountain top single-track with a few short but very steep climbs. Shortly after passing
the highest point ( sign;3310') trail will traverse a very steep side slope, feel free to walk this section. Past this make friends with you brake levers, 2 miles of downhill bliss. First switchback is unrideable???, 2nd easier, then 2 small gully's, then you can let go of the brakes, just be mind-full that you are approaching the campground nature trail, and possibly small children. At the Y go L or R to the campground, and either ride the road back, or better yet refuel and head back the way you came.
If you do as an out and back be shure to add in the short but, sweet trail on top of the ridge. (very enjoyable and it'll give you a solid 2 mile downhill back to the TH). Don't let the shortness of this trail fool you It's an hour ride each way. Also if on a weekday you will probably be the only one there.