“A short alternative to the road between the XC trailhead and the main parking lot.
— Jon Sundquist
This short section of trail is a critical link in the effort to keep mountain bikers off the road as much as possible. Although it looks on the map to simply be a section paralleling the road, it's much more.
It starts just west of the lower campground. The first hundred yards are just inside the woodline, but it soon heads toward Sprague Brook and continues on at the edge of its ravine. Going downhill, it has some nice flow and some tight turns to keep you on your toes.
It ends too soon on the road just uphill from the main parking area.