The Grinder is a great connector between the TRT and Forest Road 16N74
. It is most fun downhill due to some technical rocky sections (and the climb up the TRT is easier).
Grinder winds through open meadows before crossing through a rocky section. Really fun!
The upper intersection on the TRT is marked only by a lone post on the trail next to a large old growth incense cedar.
This trail was rerouted by USFS/CCC crews in approximately 2013 from an unsustainable creekside social trail into a great flowing singletrack that meets modern erosion controls. The USFS/CCC was rad enough to include a couple of optional burly rock features as well.
Note on the name. Not really sure if this trail has an official name, but there was a green hand painted sign on it for years reading, "The Grinder."