This is a generally treacherous and technical course. Speed is useless; it requires high technical skill and careful patience. The route features a traverse of two valleys and finishes with the famed "Death Trail".
Features: Cave — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Three treacherous descents, three extended climbs.
Extremely difficult descents. Be careful for falls.
Start with 0.5 miles on the road before entering a winding, gently rolling bicycle trail. At 2.8 miles, the course drops off O'Shaughnessy Point for the first long, difficult descent: down K2. Cross the powerline trail to the bottom of Warpath Ridge
to climb back to O'Shaughnessy (over 1 mile continuous climb). Drop off the Rest Shelter Trail and run down Arrowhead Trail
for the second difficult descent. Traverse Arrowhead Trail
around McKay Hollow Trail
and climb in a clockwise direction to the top of Natural Well
, before descending Natural Well
to Crybaby Hill. Turn left at Crybaby and circle around to the Death Trail. Climb Death Trail and turn right to cross the overlook to the Amphitheater