This route hits almost all of "the good stuff" at Sals.
Starting from the parking lot at Dodson Park: go past the guardrail and make the first right into the woods. Pass the kiosk and roll down the hill, turning right onto the yellow-blazed Dodson Trail
, then at the bottom of the hill turn right onto the Upper Red
. In a few hundred yards make a right onto Upper Orange
, then a (rare) left turn onto Lower Red
, and right onto Lower Orange
not long after. Follow this, down and then up, until it tees into Lower Red
, and turn right. Continue on Lower Red
, through some rock gardens, some twisty sections and a stream crossing, until it ends at Constitution Drive, making sure to bear right at the intersection to John's Switchback
When you come out onto the road, cross the street and pick up the Lower Spanky
in the back of the small parking lot, and get ready to climb, making your way through a few rock gardens and switchbacks for added fun, then make a sharp right onto the Switchback Trail
to continue climbing. Once you're at the top, take a breather at Rest Break Rock, then continue on the Ridge Trail
. Bear right at the intersections with Nacho Trail
, then bear right and cross the powerline to descend on Girly Man
. Bear right again to continue a rocky descent on the Boulder Bypass
, then cross a small bridge and make a right onto the Upper Spanky
, which climbs through a boggy but armored section and ends at Constitution.
You pick up the trail across the street. Take Sticker Hell
, bear left past the next two intersections and bear right onto the Upper Red
trail. This rocky trail starts with a short downhill, then climbs three short hills before a long descent. Turn right onto the Dodson Return
trail, and you're climbing again. Make another right, and you retrace your steps back to the parking lot.