Some of the more secluded biking country is contained in this trail. Traffic is minimal, the dirt is tacky, and the scenes are amazing. Steel Hollow
is the descent off the top of the mountains, and is a riot. Fun features, and tough climbs make for a great ride.
Keep a watch out for sheep on Steel Hollow
. At random times the trail can be swarming with them.
If you want to check and see if youre in shape, go ahead and try this one. The climb on this trail is very steep, and unless youre a very experienced climber, there may be a few hike-a-bike sections.
The trail starts right from the parking lot and has a few splits in the trail. Take a right at all of them. The signs are pretty straightforward as to where the trail is. When you take the last right, the climbing starts. It gets steep quickly and doesnt let up very much at all. The trail is rocky and has big roots at parts. Towards the end you run into some switchbacks that pump you out at the top and lead you to a dirt road.
Take a left at the dirt road and continue on without making any side turns. When you hit the "T" in the road, take a left. Climb the road for a couple hundred yards, and look to your left for a singletrack. There will be a faded wooden sign with "Steel Hollow
" printed on it to mark your turn.
From here you'll start on a fairly steep descent that can be a little rocky and loose depending on the time of year. The steep, and rutted nature of the trail make a fast and fun descent back to the bottom of ricks canyon. Follow the trail the rest of the way back to the parking lot.