“Fast and fun, this trail will have you smiling from ear to ear!”
— Eric Maxwell
Very few rock gardens make this route fast and fun for riders of all abilities!
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Going counter clockwise, this is a fast, fun, and swooping trail that will keep you smiling until you get to the end. Then, it's payback with a climb that is sprinkled with 8" rocks that will fight you on every other pedal stroke! There is no free lunch!
This one-mile loop starts by hugging the top of a small ridge in the trees. The two rock sculptures mark the beginning of a fast, swooping downhill that ends with a hairpin turn about 1/3 of a mile in. Immediately after the turn, you'll encounter the 'drop zone' which is made up of two 18" drops in a row followed by a single 12" drop.
Following the 'drop zone', the trail returns to fast up and downs that tend to be downhill, keeping your speed up! At the 2/3-mile mark, you'll make a hard left, ramp up over a fallen tree, and then a hard right over some erosion control rocks.
The last 1/3 mile starts with a brief section of downhill that is your last chance to take a breath before a 1/4 mile climb that is anything but easy. 6" and 8" rocks at every other pedal stroke will have you breathing hard when you get back to the top. But....your smile will be from ear to ear and will drag you back in for another lap. Have fun out there!