Strand Bonus is now the popular way to gain most of the elevation up to the top of Strand Hill. To do so, connect to it from the Canal Trail. it may take a ride or two in the area to get all of these trails straight. This singletrack climbs moderately up to Strand Hill Road, just a little ways below where the Strand Hill trail drops off.
Review: Nice downhill thru the woods, have to take a gravel road climb from Brush creek road to get to it. It is the first trail you get to, continue up to get to strand bonus. This trail dumps you out onto canal for more downhill fun.