Upper Surfer's Way makes riders work for their fun with a short, punchy climb and tight switchback at the entrance. Pretty soon though, it levels off at the intersection with Over the Top
and continues along a mildly technical traverse past a seasonal pond nestled in the open forest.
After that, Upper Surfer's Way gets more rowdy, and the going has rocks, roots, twists, and the occasionally tight spot. A few rolling climbs separate the steeper descents as the trail keeps playing. Keep your eyes up for a small, mandatory log roll partway down.
Ahead, the trail comes to a large rock roll. Unfortunately, the rock isn't setup for "in-trail" riding (unless you want to try and battle your way up it), but it does provide a worthwhile session point if your group is game to stop for some fun.
The rest of the trail is far more casual, and a series of dips and turns soon deposits riders at the intersection with Lower Surfer's Way
and Down South
. Keep left onto Lower Surfer's Way
unless you started from the South Trailhead or want a good climb back out.