June 8, 2014
Great trail; however, I'm not sure who categorized this trail as "Beginner." The beginner riders I know would have had a very hard time on this trail. The "Puke Hill" portion was of course steep and lengthy; however, after that the trail was overgrown with brush, and the trail was rain-rutted out in a lot of place. Not the most fun riding. When I got to the main parking spot, the fun began. From the parking lot, you ride another 100 yards or so, and the main trail begins on the left. 10 miles of awesome trail. The end of the ascent out of the loop brings you out at the parking lot. Not being used to large whoop-de dos, I had a hard time with them. One was particularly steep in descent and crazy-steep on ascent. For me, the best portion of the trail was before the whoop-de dos, where there is rolling single track through high bushes and forest. Absolutely incredible. Lots of riders there. I would recommend skipping the "Puke Hill" portion and just park in the parking lot and do the loop. It's more than enough to entertain any rider. And, as mentioned earlier, this should be categorized "Intermediate."