This trail originates at Dowdy Lake, intersecting with the Dowdy Lake Trail
. It is an old logging road, but there are stretches of this trail where it actually looks and feels like singletrack.
Riding from west to east is predominantly downhill and a pretty fun ride. Depending on the time of year and water levels, you may expect a couple of creek crossings. The area is grazed by cattle, and there is a gate on the west end to keep them in. It intersects with the Mount Margaret Trail
at a location known as "five points" due to this being a five-way intersection (including the East Dowdy Trail).
It meanders through pine forest and meadows along with interesting rock outcroppings. The east end of the trail does end at a frog pond, but I stopped at a barbed wire fence that crosses the trail with no gate before I could get there.