“A sustained, twisty climb through stressed trees and wildflowers.
— Paul Hobson
The Cook's Meadow Trail in the National Forest Road 44
system climbs from the top of the Surveyor's Ridge Trail
for seven miles to end on FSR #4420
. About halfway through the trail, you'll have a short descent down to Lookout Mountain Road. From there, you could take the road if you wanted, but look ahead about 20 feet and you'll see the singletrack continuing.
The upper portion is a relatively young trail, so the tread is still pretty soft (so go ride it in!) Both sections are pretty twisty, so the grades never get too out of control. From the top, take FSR #4420
to get to the Fifteen Mile Trail #456
or to descend Lookout Mountain Trail #450
to get to Knebal Springs Trail #474
Riding in June or July, you might get to see some pretty nice wildflowers.