Be alert for other trail users on this multi-use trail.
Charcoal Gulch Trail begins off the Buena Vista Trail #262, where it starts climbing up into Charcoal Gulch. The ascent starts off pretty gently, but has several steep and rutted sections. After one last steep climb, the trail ends at a forest service road. Turn around and enjoy the ride down. This trail is lightly used and can be covered in pine cones early in the season and short sections may be rutted.