dogs on leash
off road driving
This is a great HIKING and EQUESTRIAN trail.
It is not an MTB trail and is not associated with DORBA.
The one star review by the gentleman who didn't bother to read about this trail prior to going out should be at best removed and and least disregarded.
This hike is incredible, not an easy hike by any means but wow are the summit and views amazing. You absolutely need more water than expected and a good pair of shoes. The first mile and a half or so you are exposed to the sun so I reccomend sunscreen. Not a lot of wildlife on the trail on October 15th, the day I hiked but a diverse ecosystem with some amazing sights. I definitely encourage this hike and when it gets tough push through it because the peak is well worth it!
This trail is ok as a quick lunchtime walk or hike. In parts it is somewhat overgrown. It sees light traffic judging by the number of spider webs and lack of foot prints on the path. There is plenty of evidence of wild life, but I did not see any on this trip. This trail is probably a lot better after a good rain so that the several creeks and run offs would be full of running water. This time of the year it is bone dry. Lots of elevation changes makes this a worthwhile quick exercise path.
Supposedly there is a path back to Steck at the first creek crossing, but I missed it in my initial exploration. I'll try to get back out there and find it soon.
My Microsoft band II showed this was @7 miles from the store, not 5.2. We left around 10:00am. It took about 1 hr 15 minutes all downhill. It gets a little tricky/slippery for the last 1/10th of a mile. Trip back up was hard. It was all up and about 90 degrees with little shade. Took about 1&1/2 hrs up. Take lots of water. Saw a tarantula. Got bitten by flies several times. Still itching two days later.