“A steep and technical climb, but rewarding descent.”
— Matt Hawk
Be very alert for other trail users.
Pratt Trail is a tough ride up, with a few tight switchbacks and loose soil. The beginning of the trail is a bit of a hike-a-bike for the first half-mile. As the trail progresses, there are a few places where the trail gets rocky, narrow and with a sheer drop-off, which is all the more exciting but care should be taken.
Coming down Pratt is loads of fun except at the top where the brush is overgrown, even in September and some skin protection is helpful.
Between Gridley and Pratt Trails, Pratt is the steepest of the two, as well as the most direct to Nordoff Ridge Peak. If going to the top of Nordoff Peak, from the point Pratt meets with Nordoff Ridge Road, expect this to be the steepest of the climb.
There is cell service on most of the trail.