This is a great ride for beginners, as long as you can handle the distance. The terrain is very smooth. All the gradual climbing that you think will never end results in a fast, fun downhill for the second half of the ride.
As of October 1, 2016, trailhead entrance is changing (Rancho Honeybee entrance is closed to bikes and hikers).
As of Oct 1, 2016, the trailhead entrance is changing (Rancho Honeybee entrance is closed to bikes and hikers).
The majority of this trail is smooth, hard-packed dirt. The ride starts off going uphill, but it's barely noticeable, except for the fact you can't figure out why you aren't going as fast as you think you should. The trail winds through the desert and cactus.
After 2 miles, you'll cross over the original powerline road that you started on. The singletrack continues on the other side of the road. There are a few other road crossings, and you follow a short section of the road for a short bit. There are no signs marking the trails, so stick close to the GPS route or use the MTB Project mobile app
. The turn around point is a windmill and after all the "climbing" that you did, you are treated to a fast, smooth downhill all the way back to the power line road where you'll take a right and head back out the way you came in.