This is a mountain biking trail that works great for hiking and trail running too. The listed distance of 4.5 miles roundtrip will only get you up to the ridge. I had a plane to catch so I had to set a hard turn around time. My route is 1-1/2 hours in and out. I made it about 3-3/4 miles in to a saddle. Looks like there was one more set of switchbacks before the local local peak - I saw another route here that was about 4.5 miles. The bike route continues 25 miles back down to Hwy 86 and then, I was told (by bicyclists I met on the trail) about 30 or 32 total back to the trailhead.
Very good trail that was deserted on a Wednesday afternoon. Amazing views and wildflowers. It reaches the ridge at about 1.75 miles and then follows that up and up and up. The top would be about 2200 feet elevation gain up to 7,800 ft. The grading is so good that you can indeed run back with very very little effort. The trail only loses 1 star 'cause you gotta share it with bikes, not to knock our pedaling brethen.

A good workout. Didn't see anyone on the trail. Also hard to tell where the trail ends. I went a half mile past the attached map for AllTrails.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Monday, September 19, 2016

awesome!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Thrilling! Started at Stone Creek ended at Brackett creek. Very challenging, very scenic.

Decent trail system, lots of off leash (and sometimes wet) dogs though.

trail running
Friday, July 01, 2016

Awesome trail run. Very runnable, not too technical. Scenery all along the trail.

Sunday, May 29, 2016