To access MERA's enduro type trails, turn left at the junction with Doing Time Trail #789
to the junction with Depends Trail #775
and continue your ascent by riding up Depends Trail. High speed mountain bike traffic on the descent, so not recommended for equestrians.
For additional information, go to Mt Emily Recreation Area (MERA) here
A moderately wide singletrack across rolling contours. This trail has some sustained but not too steep climbs (ridden east to west). Or it can be a moderately fast and fun trail to descend (ridden west to east) with some technical features as alternate routes. Overall, this is the best trail to access Depends Trail #775
, Doing Time Trail #789
, Fractured Zone Trail #785
, Caffeine Trail #716
Access points: Upper Igo Trailhead, ride up Lower Hot Shot Trail #725 to junction with MERA Loop Trail #724
at Intersection 2. Ride MERA Loop Trail north until you reach Intersection 3—turn left across Road 600 and ride MERA Loop Trail clockwise to Intersection 4—Slammer Trail/MERA Loop Trail intersection; or, for a more technical and strenuous climb, stay on Hot Shot Trail until it crosses Road 600 and becomes Upper Hot Shot Trail. Ride Upper Hotshot Trail #725 to Intersection 4—Slammer Trail/MERA Loop junction. From Owsley Canyon Trailhead, ride Red Apple Trail #700
north to the junction with MERA Loop Trail #724
at Intersection 1. Ride MERA Loop Trail north until you reach Intersection 3—turn left and cross Road 600 and ride MERA Loop Trail clockwise to Intersection 4—Slammer Trail/MERA Loop Trail intersection.