Most of this trail is shaded by trees, and by the hillside on its south side. It's a very wide fire road, but at some point in the recent past was ground into fist-sized chunks. Over time, it's been trampled and flattened into two thin stripes; one for up, one for down. In theory, anyway.
Hang on, get low, and let the sound of the wind ROAR in your ears as you rocket down this freeway-like stretch.