Need to Know
Technically, you can drive to the start of this trail at the Upper Dry Creek trailhead but you should only attempt the drive in a high clearance 4x4. You are better off parking at the Lower Dry Creek trailhead and either riding up the road, which will likely be faster than driving up, or riding Eightmile Trail #132
to the upper trailhead. You may hit snow early season (June-ish) on the upper sections.
This trail was substantially rebuilt and rerouted over the last few years and is now a class ride. Lower sections of the trail are in pine forest, steep in places but a good trail tread overall. The upper sections are mostly above treeline, very rocky in spots but manageable if you bring your A game. And of course, going back down is a hoot.