May 29, 2016
If you're looking for a workout, this is the trail. Several places to enter the trail; however, my favorite is off 474. Full-suspension is necessary if you're going to carry speed on this trail. Steep, fast decents until you get to the pond (lean-to) area. Keep going and take a left after the bridge (look out for porcupine as they frequent this area) and follow the single-track until you get to the M trail marker which ends at a road. If you're up for a challenge, look left before the road and take the bridal trail (it is rideable) to the top, which will land you on another road. (This road is perpendicular to the M trail road.) Turn right on the road and follow for approx 1/2 mile and look for L trail marker on right. (If you don't take the bridal trail, you would turn left onto the M trail road and take it to the intersection, where you'd turn right.) Note: when you enter the L trail go slow, as you'll want to take the first left before the steep decent. The L trail is different from the rest of the Overland Trail, as it has more single-track, technical riding with switchbacks. After finishing the L trail, I head back. The distance out and back is 14 miles.