Scott Canyon starts as a wide, fairly maintained fire road. There are many small side trails and variations on either side of the trail, which do a good job of keeping things more interesting. As you get further up the trail, it narrows to a doubletrack and has some short steep climbs and gets slightly more technical. The trail becomes very loose and sandy during the summer, and expect large ruts after rains.
Use Scott Canyon to access the great trails such as Jedi
, Monkey Puzzle
, Blade Runner, Jackrabbit, etc.
In the cooler months, expect to encounter many hikers, riders, dogs, and occasional moto riders. Be respectful and aware of the pedestrians.
Many people ride with dogs off leash. If you plan to do this, be aware that Scott Canyon is a heavily trafficked area. Also be aware that you may encounter rattlesnakes, coyotes, etc.