This is a winding clean jaunt through the desert with views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The first half utilizes abandoned two track. The second half uses fun, creative lines through the washes and small canyons.
No Motorized Vehicles
Need to Know
Uses a popular hiking trailhead at SARA Park. Hikers are at the start and finish of the loop, but be prepared to find them out on the loop as well. It's very hot here in the summer. Bring lots of water.
Usually this course is ridden clockwise. You'll veer left onto the aborted old two track road. It uses this for about 4 miles. After the double it is legitimate singletrack. You'll climb a small ridgeline. Once you gain speed in descending this section you'll find some real fast "g-outs". After this point, the trail is fairly common singletrack. At 8 miles or so there is a tough climb (It's ok to walk it!). After that, you'll cross several sand washes right back to where you started.
History & Background
I believe the name is derived from the abandoned road that is used in the first half. There was a water hold in the canyons between the hills.