Very open, wide "single track", almost two track in a few spots. But I like it. The wife and I went and walke/hiked the 2.1 mile trail from the one parking lot by *beep* Shelter. There aren't a ton of sharp turns, but most of the downhills are in the fall line as are many of the climbs. Oh, the climbs, I can tell are pretty big compared to Holdridge. Some of the climbs out there are on par with PLRA. God, with all of the rolling terrain out there, I can only imagine the potential this place has. I can totally see an awesome intermediate 6-8mile sustainable trail system out there. The trail needs just a little TLC with some armoring in some spots, and the bridges could really use some love, one being replaced, wouldn't want to hit it hard on a bike. One can really get hauling out there it looks like. A little bit of sandy areas that could end up like some spots in ILRA and PLRA with more bike traffic. I hope to hit it with the bike sometime this week and see how it rides.
I took some pictures to give others an idea of whats out there.
Shaky bridge with a nice sweeping downhill into it with a nice steep climb out afterwards (steep climb is behind me in the photo, the photo is looking at the split sign/map one photo below).
A look down at the same bridge from the split. We elected not to go that way to shorten the hike with the dog. Going over that bridge would take you over to the back of the park onto the park road.
A really wet spot with some old logs as an attempt for armoring. This spot could use some TLC if work is ever allowed to be done.
A nice climb...
...that leads to this climb...probably similar elevation gain as the "2 mile hill" at PLRA.
Sweeping fast downhill into a bridge. The bridge is OK, it's leaning though.
Just a rock in the middle of the trail before getting dumped out on the park road.
It would be awesome to find a way in and eventually get some trail work done to make it more sustainable and a good marked MTB trail in one direction.