This a fun ride for novices moving up toward intermediate or a flowing intermediate ride with more technical terrain at the beginning and end. The vert is gentle so you can ride up the trail from the bottom and back down… makes a nice afternoon or morning after Intrepid or another Magnificent 7 ride.
Length: 4.4miles Difficulty:Novice- Intermediate skill level. Average grade about 3%. Type of Ride: Start the trail off of the Gemini Bridges Road about 1.5 miles down (east) from the Mag-7 Trailhead. Follow the paint marks and signs on a 4×4 road to the start of the singletrack. This downhill trail loses about 330 feet of elevation from start to finish, but gives you 610 feet of descent and 280 feet of climb. Great views of Monitor and Merrimac Buttes and the Sevenmile Wash canyons. The trail crosses Metal Masher jeep road and other 2-tracks several times before reaching Arth’s Corner trailhead. This allows numerous points to bailout and return to Gemini Bridges road and your car.