“A short trail that makes getting to the Devil's Gulch trailhead easier.”
— Nate Woodward
The trailhead is located on the Mission Ridge
road at the last switchback before you get to the ski area. The large 'sand rock' is the obvious landmark with a large paved pullout. This is a good alternative parking spot for accessing the Devils Gulch
trailhead without driving up a long dirt road and no need for a parking permit.
The trail has some rather rocky sections that require some hike-a-bike for most mere mortals. Descending on this trail can be a fun rocky challenge. Not really a destination trail as a way for getting to the Devils Gulch
trailhead without having to drive up the Beehive road. A good ride is to combine this trail and the top section of the Devils Gulch
trail to where Devils Gulch
and Mission Ridge
The forest service publishes a very high quality map for the entire area - just search for Devils Gulch
Note: There is a rather exposed sandy section that can be a little intimidating. It is not so steep that if you slid off the trail you'd go very far but be aware of this section if you've never ridden it before.