This trail ascends and descends hillsides as it crosses several streams and parallels the west edge of Deadwood Reservoir. Sections of the trail will be difficult to find because the trail is bisected by game trails and passes through unblazed marshy areas and is generally not discernible in some areas due to limited use.
The trail crosses one bridged stream and seven streams without bridges. Many of the streams have steep approaches. Portions of this trail were burned in the 2006 Rattlesnake Fire.
This trail can be ridden in either direction and the road can be used to make a loop.