June 11, 2014
Started on this trail from the Spruce Mountain trailhead and worked our way around. Yes--it is boring, sandy, with some rutts on parts but it does have 3 things going for it: 1) it's long which can be ideal for a noob or one just looking to get some miles; 2) it's close to 2 other trails, greenland open space and spruce mountain which can all be connected on a loop; and 3) it is not as popular which means you will not have to fight off hordes on your ride. Parts of the trail go through pastures for grazing cattle and you will have to get off your bike a few times to open gates. Occasionally you will find a cow or two hanging out on the trail but they do scamper away as you get close. If you park at the spruce meadow trailhead and work your way up to spruce mountain, go left and follow the bigger fire road. This section of the trail is ideal for family rides with kids, wives or girlfriends. Absolutely nothing scary or technical here.
Overall, it is a pretty decent beginner trail. Just wanted to try it since we were in the area, but I will not be compelled to return. -Though the section through Spruce Mountain was pretty scenic.