“A fun loop with some twists and fast straights. Surprisingly good elevation change by the creek.”
— Joshua Williams
This trail can be ridden counter-clockwise and the trail is marked with posts in the ground with red paint on the tips. It should be considered an Intermediate trail with twists, turns, and elevation changes. It is one of the most technical trails in this trail system. The western section, next to the creek, is one-way for bicycles and is generally more technical and twisty. The eastern side is generally more wide open and straight but very fast.
As shown on the map, the normal loop starts at the Briar Creek road crossing at an information Kiosk. Head north into the Sanctuary in the slot in the wooden fence very shortly take a right onto a fun twisty section. When the short section spits you out onto a doubletrack just follow the arrows left and immediately right again. This section is mostly wide open and very fast. During dry season there are occasional sandy spots, but if you go very fast you'll not even notice. This section will take you all the way to out to a spot where you'll see a small pavilion; bear slightly right then, shortly thereafter, take a sharp left hand u-turn. Note: at this section if you go right instead of the U-turn, you'll exit to Port Malabar road.
After taking a U-turn you'll head south beside the creek on your right hand side. At this point you'll immediately enter a whoop that is fast and fun, but be aware that it crosses the spot with a canoe launch. Just take a quick look for other people and be courteous if there is anyone using it while you pass. The trail after this is twisty and tight - back and forth with a lot of surprising elevation changes and some roots that are run. Eventually you reach a spot with an arrow guiding you right. follow this along some more up and down elevation changes beside the creek and the trial will take you all the way out to where you started at Briar Creek. Continue across the road into Malabar Scrub to get to the rest of the trails in this trail system!