Strawberry Trail (referred to as 402 in the past) is a longer and more technical option in the Strand Hill
area. It should not be ridden until the snow melt has slowed, usually later in June but sometimes into July, as the creek crossings can be very dangerous.
Stay on the Farris Creek Road doubletrack up and through a gate, then down a quick hill. Stay left here, passing Trail 409
and Trail 409.5
on the right. Continue up the beautiful wetland valley on the road. Cross Farris Creek and turn left on a signed singletrack shortcut. Rejoin the road in 1/3 mile. Look for a singletrack going off to the right into an aspen grove marked by two large rocks. Take a right here, this is Strawberry Trail.
Once on Strawberry Trail you're in for some climbing. A rowdy descent, a little more climbing, and a very technical downhill bring you to Brush Creek. Cross the creek and turn left on Brush Creek Road. After 8/10 of a mile of doubletrack, youll see a singletrack branching off on the left. This scenic trail follows Brush Creek, and involves some exposed side-hilling, but is usually all rideable and a lot shorter than the road.
The trail becomes a grassy two track near the end, then rejoins Brush Creek Road. Either take the road all the way back to Highway 135, or turn left on the signed Trail 409
(at the junction of the two track and Brush Creek Road.) Descend to Brush Creek on 409(stay left when the trail splits.) Wade Brush Creek (it can be extremely swift in the spring, be careful!!) and ride on Trail 409
until its intersection with the Farris Creek Trail. Ride straight ahead onto the Canal Trail
, and stay with this back to Brush Creek Road. You'll pass the Strand hill and Strand Bonus
Trails coming in from the left.