The trail is best done as a loop using the North Fork Rd and Slide Gulch Rd or as an out and back to the summit. Riding it as a loop, it is recommended to park at the bottom of William H. Pogue NRT
Trail and then riding downstream on the North Fork Rd back to the first bridge on your left. Turn left onto Slide Gulch Rd. and climb this road to the junction with Corral Creek.
From here the trail climbs moderately to two summits. If you are just doing an out-and-back, then pick your summit to turn around at. The trail is very scenic down in the creek bottom before it pops out of the creek and climbs to the two summits. Once you have obtained the highest summit, you'll be looking down into the Sheep Creek drainage. Prepare yourself for this downhill. It is just a constant, brake burning, steep, and rowdy downhill.
There are some long section of steep sidehills so do your best to stay on the trail unless you plan on rolling a couple of hundred feet. A couple switchbacks will keep your speed somewhat in check. Just as your brakes are going to boil over you'll reach Sheep Creek and the William H. Pogue NRT
Trail. If you parked at the end of the William H. Pogue NRT
, then turn left and return to your car.
There is another loop option using Devils Creek, but you'll need some serious guts to pull that big loop off.
Shared By: Chris Wandervans