Jul 20, 2019
Didn't complete full route, the final climb appeared to be washed out and I didn't want to hike it.
Jul 1, 2019
great trail for ascending and descending, with perfect flow and epic views! turned around 0.5 miles before forest road and added on 1 mile to trail…
Aug 21, 2018
Did about four and a half miles out and came back before the big climb. Lots of smoke out so it was hard to see any good views. Riding back was better
Jun 5, 2018
Trees down at the bottom, snow still at the top
Oct 29, 2017
Beautiful day. Trail is in great condition. Stunning views all around.
Sep 13, 2017
dang. what an cool trail! we left around 3:30 on a clear day in the afternoon. only passed 3 or 4 other people hiking/biking the trail. Ape Ca...
Aug 25, 2017
Beautiful scenery. Decent amount of overgrown vegetation in last half of Ape Canyon.
Jul 22, 2017
Wildflowers everywhere and perfect trail conditions. Combine that with great mountain views and fun singletrack, and you have one killer ride!
Aug 28, 2016
Up Abe Canyon, down Smith Creek. Wouldn't recommend the other way round
Jul 30, 2016
To the ladders and back
Jul 11, 2016
Waited around on top hoping for clouds to clear. No luck, but fantastic day!
Jun 25, 2016
Road clockwise from Ape Canyon trailhead to Windy ridge then down Smith Creek trail and back up to the truck. Smith creek seems raw and underused.
Jun 19, 2016
Ape trail is nice - lots of hikers so need to be mellow. Plains is freaky cool, heavy sections of rubble/dog kibble pumice, but totally worth the view
May 1, 2016
Tried to ride this. Road 83 is closed just past June Lake. We attempted to ride to this trailhead by gave up because of snow.
Oct 25, 2015
The actual elevation gain (according to my GPS) is 3,700'. Awesome trail! !!
Oct 20, 2015
Duration including stops. Long ride up, totally worth it!
Aug 27, 2015
Did full loop with Smith Creek trail back to Ape Canyon
Jun 26, 2015
Make sure you bring water on those hot days. Total desert sun exposure once you come out of the climb through the woods.
Jun 8, 2015
Hot and dry. No water on trail. Had to cut ride short due to high temps, and lack of additional water. Very fun and challenging!
Jun 8, 2014
Beautiful conditions for a ride. There's a little snow still at the peak altitudes, but barely any on the trail.
Jun 20, 2012
hot as hell, awesome ride, full of diversity, bring lots of water.