“A good intermediate route on an old, reclaimed mining road.”
— Chris Wandervans
Cow Creek manages to work its way across the forest in all the right places to keep this trail moderate and rideable by most intermediate riders. Connect this trail with the Fitsum Trail and the McCall Stibnite road to make a nice loop in the Krassel Ranger district.
The Cow Creek trail does lots of twist and turns as it follows the contours above and around the creek. A lot of this trail is built on some old logging road, unlike a lot of the other trails that were just pioneered up the side of the mountain in search of mines. You'll defiantly see some of the old road cuts as you ride this trail. It appears the area was logged in the 50s or 60s and the road to trail conversion has fully taken since then. The trail is defiantly a singletrack.
There are some open faces along the way, but most of the time you'll find some nice shade along the way. You also don't have to worry about too many rocks or exposure. Take this trail as an out and back or make it a loop.