Just Outstanding to Dutch Flat
ElevationAscent: 642' 196 m
Descent: -4,933' -1,503 m
High: 6,809' 2,075 m
Low: 2,517' 767 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 45% (24°)
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“A fantastic link-up of loamy, flowing trails at the top and technical, rocky, steep trails at the bottom.”— Leslie Kehmeier
At the top is Just Outstanding, which is a great, flowing trail with lots of turns and nice loamy dirt. At the bottom is Dutch Flat Trail, which is technical rocky steep chunk. Both very different trails, this ride combines them all.
In the middle is a fire road section linking them up. This ride is not a match for the Cannell Trail in either epic-ness, scenery, or length. However, I found these trails were consistently more fun due to increased flow up top and the technical chunk factor of Dutch Flat. If you love technical, rocky trails with step-downs, drops, and steep sections you'll love Dutch Flat Trail.
Eventually, you'll come to a meadow and Waggy Flat Rd. Continue on this for awhile, passing some houses. Beware of an attack dog near the houses!
Make a left at the intersection after the houses on Sawmill Rd and then make a right onto some singletrack / moto trails which lead up to a granite ledge section. Go around the hill and descend some slabs to a stream crossing, then back up to the next ridgeline. Make a right at the junction on the ridgeline, and soon you'll get to the trail junction with Dutch Flat Trail.
Dutch Flat Trail is a steep, loose on hardpack, chunky, technical trail, every bit classic SoCal. This trail is a polar opposite to Just Outstanding but is a ton of fun. Keep your eyes peeled for the massive ruts from motos while ripping it downhill and hitting air off of the plethora of rocks.
There are trails everywhere in the lower section, but we had no trouble getting back to our cars. Be aware off blind drops throughout the lower reaches of the route. Look before you leap!
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