Gravel doubletrack allows family groups good visibility and freeing other riders to pass easily. Do note chunkier and steeper gravel grades in the middle portion of the trail may present challenges.
Avoid during deer hunting season.
This is the main forest gravel road. It can be used by cyclocross bikes to create loops with public roads and connects many sections of the mountain bike trails.
Access to trailhead (eastern start point) is via a gravel road. Trailhead has parking lot. Doubletrack gravel starts smooth and small grain but gets larger as you head west and on through Lucas Hollow
junction points. Keep an eye on the north side of the trail for a rounded roof masonry shelter to take a look at mid trail. Can give you cover from the rain/wind (another rider can add photo and location).
As you get three=quarters of the way through, the gravel gets smaller sized and smoothes out again. Watch out as you pickup speed on that smooth descent that the cable gate still blocks the road without a ride-around. The road continues north towards the Bridge House (Yellowwood State Forest facility), but the trail continues west on a (smooth) gravel road that is open to traffic to finish Bartley Ridge and connect to the paved road (TC Steele).
There is no parking apparent during my visit to the western end and it is unclear that any public parking is available around the Bridge House either. Though there could be room for a few folks to park near the gated west end of the trail on the gravel Davis Creek Rd. without blocking the road, it would be at your risk.
Shared By: Paul Arlinghaus