The descents and flat areas are singletrack action-packed, while the fire roads are used for climbing when your front wheel is dodging left and right. The rare, ridden Old Emerald Falls
is a hidden gem, especially for those who are tired of line choice.
Only a couple of technical sections make it a challengeable obstacle to thrill seekers or just a few bumps in the way of riding the rest of the singletrack. A fun feature awaits at the end of the descent on Old Emerald Falls
. A 2.5ft rock drop is avoidable, but a fun hit. In the last stretch, why use fire road when there's twisting singletrack beside it? Missing Link
keep the fun coming.
Bomb down Bommer Ridge Road
past the turnoff for Rattlesnake Trail
and continue up the hill for a short time. On the left, there will be a turnoff with a small sign for Lizard Trail
. This is before the peak of the hill. Once speeding down Lizard Trail
, it may take some quick thinking to keep you on the path. You may be intrigued to stop and go try a certain section again. Near the bottom of the descending section, there are some fun built-in banked turns.
Some short climbing takes you to fire road where you climb and climb until reaching Bommer Ridge Road
. There is a map on the right side of the fire road. Turn right onto Bommer and continue up the hill. The turnoff for Moro Ridge
will appear soon. Moro Ridge
is a fire road and in less than half a mile, the turnoff for Old Emerald Falls
will sneak past you. Many have had to turn back after passing it. You'll climb two hills on Moro Ridge
, and as you descend the second fun hill, on the left will be the entrance to this Old Emerald Falls
. This winding trail takes you down a ridge with great views over the valley you're dropping into. Near the end of the turns is a rock section. A few more turns will bring you to a fun rock that can be a drop.
Flat singletrack leads to Emerald Canyon Road
. This is where the climbing will be the most difficult. At the top, a left turn will bring you to the east end of Bommer Ridge Road
. Follow it the same way as before, up to the hill and onto the trailhead of Moro Ridge
, but then take a right about 500 feet after the start of the trail to turn onto Missing Link
Continue on this fun, twisting trail alongside Bommer Ridge Road
and continue across Elevator
and Slow 'N Easy
which is perpendicular to this path. Across Slow 'N Easy
. Much like Missing Link
, a fun varying trail. Turn right once this trail ends and go through the pole and sign structure to meet up with Bommer Ridge Road
. Turn left, climb the hill, and make sure to hit the roller on the way down. Continue on to the parking lot with pride.