Getting there: If taking Poly Canyon Road
, the intersection with Red Dog Trail is 2.5 miles from the start. At this point you'll see a four-way intersection with Tough and Dirty Slide Trail
to the left and Poly Canyon Road
continuing ahead. Take a right and continue uphill toward the train tracks.
From Tough and Dirty, take a right at the intersection with Poly Canyon Road
, and you'll see a road continuing up to the train tracks passing a large water trough. Take a left and run parallel to the train tracks along a dirt road for about 400m. The trail will be on the right across the tracks.
The Trail: Red Dog is a worthy alternative to Stenner Creek Trail
and Elevator Trail
as a way to access the Euks MTB park and from there Morning Glory Trail
. After crossing the train tracks, the singletrack gets rough, rutted, and occasionally muddy and continues through rolling hills and low brush for a mile. For the last half mile, the trail improves greatly. It enters a dense oak grove, crosses multiple streams, and the trail is much more well-maintained. The trail terminates at the Euks MTB park.
I recommend ascending Red Dog and descending Elevator Trail
and Stenner Creek Trail
, especially after the rain.