“This bench-cut, flow trail mixes technical "g"-in/out chutes with a few tight, rock pinches.”
— Edwin Mann
No motorized vehicles.
This trail is a well laid-out five miles of benchcut singletrack. It was built in conjunction with several professional trail crews and local volunteer talent. It connects to Beale Loop
and Castle Rock Trail
On the trail, you'll find a mixed variety of climbs and flow. There are numerous switchbacks, rock pinches, "g"-outs/ins, and exposed areas. Although relatively short, the grades are as steep as 25% and will challenge even the most fit and capable riders.
It can be ridden in either direction: up or down. Riders will gain/lose 1200' +/- of elevation. Throughout the trail are several saddles and gorgeous vistas. The trail dances around an old telegraph line in spots but don't worry about the broken glass insulators just off the trail.
Take your time and bring plenty of water, regardless of which season it is. This trail takes an hour or better to climb and more than half that to descend. You may encounter cows around the trail; a polite "excuse me" or bell ring gets them to move if they're in the way.
*Upon leaving Beale Loop
, the trail tightens quite a bit. It grazes the hillside where you cross and uses a very small piece of aborted doubletrack. Off to the right will be a sweeping turn up into tight singletrack again. This is where the going gets good. Enjoy.