Do not use Governor King Trail
within a week of heavy rains. The intense moto use has created deep ruts that retain a lot of mud. Descend Lincoln Park Road
to Lincoln Meadow instead.
Trail markings are improving in the Golden Horseshoe; however the area is still incredibly confusing. Be prepared to test wayfinding skills on any ride in the area. Use the MTB Project mobile app
E-bikes are permissible on roads and multi-use trails in this loop: Lincoln Park Road
, Governor King, and Prospect Hill Road
are all open to e-bikes.
Park at the B&B trailhead in French Gulch. Climb B&B Trail
to Turk's Trail
. Climb Turk's to Sallie Barber Road
. Go left and descend Sallie Barber Road
to French Gulch Road.
Turn left (west) on French Gulch Road towards the trailhead. Take the first road on the right, Humbug Hill (GH 61)
. Climb a few hundred feet and climb Wirepatch
trail east to French Gulch Road. Go left, up valley passing a garage on the right. Little French
begins on the north side of the road about 200' beyond this garage at a marker post.
Climb a loose, steep (average 12% grade) mile up Little French
to a singletrack flume trail on the left. Cross a creek and begin contouring back to the west along the flume bench until intersecting a 4x4 road. Descend left (west) on the road to a saddle and trail intersection at the top of Humbug Hill.
Head west and descend on Lincoln Park Road
(GH 66) for 0.6 miles to Governor King Trail
(GH 67) on the left side of the road at a small, yellow, backwards, Forest Service boundary marker. The brown GH 67 trail marker is 100' down the trail and not visible from Lincoln Park Road
Descend Governor King Trail
to Forest Queen
Road, bearing right at a junction with Yellow Brick Road
. The singletrack continues on the left side of the road at a GH 67 marker. Ride out to Lincoln Park Road
Go left on Lincoln Park Road
, descend through a dip in the road and bear right at the next junction with Rich Gulch (GH 62)
, climbing west on Prospect Hill Road
Climb 0.7 miles up Prospect Hill Road
to Side Door
. Descend Side Door
to a two-way junction and turn left (east) onto Minnie Mine
Trail. Continue to X10U8
and descend to French Gulch Road across from the trailhead.