Strawberry Trail (aka #402, but it’s not….)

Ride Details

Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 2.54 mi.
Climb: 487 ft.
Descend: 651 ft.
Avg. Time: 30 min.
Trail Type: singletrack

Description

Farris and Strawberry are both a little longer and a lot more technical than Strand Hill. Strawberry should not be ridden until the snow melt has slowed, usually later in June but sometimes into July, as the creek crossings can be very dangerous.

If you choose to ride Strawberry, you’re in for some climbing. A rowdy descent, a little more climbing, and a very technical downhill bring you to Brush Creek. Cross the creek and turn left on Brush Creek Road. After 8/10sof a mile of doubletrack, you’ll see a singletrack branching off on the left. This scenic trail follows Brush Creek, and involves some exposed side-hilling, but is usually all rideable and a lot shorter than the road. The trail becomes a grassy two track near the end, then rejoins Brush Creek Road. Either take the road all the way back to Highway 135, or turn left on the signed Trail 409 (at the junction of the two track and Brush Creek Road). Descend to Brush Creek on 409 (stay left when the trail splits). Wade Brush Creek (it can be extremely swift in the spring, be careful!!) and ride on Trail 409 until it’s intersection with the Farris Creek Trail. Ride straight ahead onto the Canal Trail, and stay with this back to Brush Creek Road. You will pass the Strand hill and Strand Bonus Trails coming in from the left.

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