You'll start with a stiff climb for the first mile before dropping down and crossing the road. After crossing the road, get ready for super fun, somewhat technical downhill. Of course' you'll have to regain all that altitude. At the bottom, the traill rolls along between trees and meadows and then begins climbing toward Watson Lake. Be on the lookout for a large volcanic rock formation to the left as a short side-trip here will provide great views of Lake Tahoe. Unfortunately, the trees almost always block any views of the lake from the trees. The climb back uyp to Watson Lake seems longer and tougher than it should be, especially if you're not used to the altitude. Once at the lake, check you're energy level. If it's good, head back the way you came, knowing you've got a brutal climb awaiting. If not, make a loop back to your car by taking the road out of the parking area by the lake. When it hit's a "T", go right and pedal a half dozen miles back to where you started.