Lorax Trail starts steep and rocky right out of the parking lot. you may even have to step off to get over a rock step up just a few yards in. Soon enough though, the trail's true character presents itself. The rocks give way to smooth dirt tread and fast and flowing turns through the pinion juniper canopy. While the trail remains most often smooth & intermediate, advanced riders will find many rewards. Tight turns and steep ups and downs will keep you on guard. You'll find brief rocky tech moments that are more rewarding than challenging for the skilled rider.
1.5 miles from the trailhead, you'll encounter the upper or lower short loop option shown on the map. At the north, upper elevation end of this loop, the trail continues south, but you must dismount to get through a chicane structure at a range fence.
The trail becomes steeper and more technical as it approaches the southern point where many riders turn around to head back to the trailhead.
This turn-around point is somewhat nondescript, but coincides with the trail following an uphill gully drainage, with at least one steep short hike-a-bike section. As you continue climbing south, you'll pop onto an old doubletrack for a 1/4 mile, but then the singletrack continues climbing up a more obvious gully route. Continuing from this point, South Lorax is a primitive route (that is now maintained & requires an occasional push of the bike when heading up hill) that will connect you to BLM Road 8275
Distant views are not high on the list of features but riding the trail as an out-and-back offers great flow and and enjoyable time in the forest. Consider riding from town and back to make your ride a little longer.