“Boulders large and small make for good scenery and a tough tread.”
— Jon Sundquist
This trail probably has the most dramatic start. It starts off Little Rock City Rd. Little Rock City is a series of large house size boulders that are falling off the plateau. The start of this trail drops down through a slot, barely wider than handlebars these days, between two of these house size boulders. Don't be scared, it's nice and smooth, and remember, you go where you look.
After this short beginning, there is a T-junction. To the right is a tour through the rocks, but this is hiking only, no bikes. So head left instead.
This section is up and down and quite rocky. You are below the rim so all types of boulders are littered about. Although it briefly lets up on the technical stuff, it throws one last harrah at you just at the point where a short connector comes in from the left from Eckert Rd. (hard to see when you are looking at all those rocks on the trail. Note, there is a nice walk in campground on that side connector).
Don't be discouraged if you find yourself walking this section. It isn't long and once you're past it, it's smooth sailing.
This trail used to descend all the way to the valley, but a tornado wiped that all out in 2010. So this section currently ends where a junction to the Tornado Bypass Trail
is on your left. The section straight ahead is to be closed off. Even though a hiking group intends to re-establish the trail through the tornado damage, that new trail will be hiking only.