August 29, 2018
This trail is pretty wild! The initial 700 foot climb is a little bit of a pain; however, it is slightly more enjoyable if you challenge yourself to clear it's root-ridden grades. With some pushing, most of them can be done by an advanced mountain biker.
The descent off of the mountain is completely rideable and completely awesome. Rooty steeps and hero dirt at the top give way to purpose-built singletrack on drier terrain on the bottom. That said, purpose-built does not mean buffed out in this case. Lower Stoney Squaw is still highly technical, but a good line will make it flow all the same.
It's kind of like a condensed version of Hopeful at Panorama Bike Park.