This very popular well-known trail has been used for many years by all kinds of groups. In 2008, tire manufacturer BF Goodrich awarded it the status of “Outstanding Trail”. This is a full day trail; there is a traditional lunch spot at top of the hill overlooking the lake. We usually go in the “back door” (north entrance) which makes the trail more challenging and exit via the “front door” (south entrance) over bridge.
4 Difficult Trail
The trail has seen a lot of wear and tear lately due to traffic. It is very rocky with rocky climbs and off-camber areas. In some areas even the bypasses can be challenging. The trail features several steep climbs, some step obstacles and rock gardens.
In addition the the expected challenges with a trail of this rating, logging activity along the north end of the trail has made the trail difficult to follow in some places.
This trail is only passable in a stock vehicle driven by an experienced driver. Skid plates highly recommended.