June 12, 2012
Ill try to be more helpful than the previous poster.
Trail 25 is not a bike trail. I realize that being marked as hiking only wont stop you from riding this trail, but I give the trail one star for the climb and maybe a four coming down.
I'm visiting from sea level and may be admittedly scewed. I had a hard time finding any details about these trails. I debated doing the loop but after driving down from ABQ, I didnt have five hours to burn. I rode trail 25 out and back. It starts at about 7800' and I climbed to about 9200'. The first half is about a 10 degree incline and the path has no 'lines' so avoiding tons of energy killing rocks is impossible. I probably hiked over 2/3 of the climb...which being at sea level a week ago didn't help, but I've been riding White Mesa and Otera (& surrounding) all week with minimal hiking.
If you live in the area, bring extra water and give it a shot. If you're from out of town, you probably live nearer better trails.