The trailheads are marked with Carsonite USFS signs and brown poles/gates. The (uppermost) west trailhead starts a quarter-mile below Larsen Saddle, dropping steeply down the nose of a ridge off the downhill side of the Ebey Herreres Truck Trail
. You'll see a split to the left, a short connector trail leading to the east trailhead at Forest Route #3N38
just below its intersection with Ebey Herreres Truck Trail
. Stay right.
Generally orientated north-to-south and perpendicular to the drainages of Ebey Canyon, you'll climb over a big ridge in the middle of the canyon and connect with Rattlesnake Trail
as it snakes along the main water course of the canyon. To stay on Ebey Canyon Trail
to its southern trailhead, jog right (uphill) on Rattlesnake Trail
for 10 yards, and then go left up the south side of the canyon. After a short climb the trail ends at Doty Road
Many riders may want to continue down Rattlesnake Trail
though since it continues downhill to the bottom of Doty Road
and Forest Route #3N38
Ebey Canyon and Oliver Canyon form a big figure-8 network of fire roads that ring the canyons and meet at Larsen Flat. Each canyon also features singletrack trails that generally criss-cross the canyons, so many combinations of fire road climbs and singletrack descents can be strung together depending on how long you want your ride to be.