Ride Category: Loop
Ride Type Ratio: 5% gravel road 95% singletrack
Ride Distance: 14 miles
Ride Time: 2 - 3 hours
Trailhead Directions: Take exit 95 off I-5. Follow Littlerock Road for a few
miles to the Waddell Creek Road intersection, turn right. Continue to the next
intersection, turn left onto Sherman Valley Rd, continue to the next intersection,
turn right onto Noschka gravel road. Drive 1.5 miles or so to the first
intersection at the gate to Old Town Bordeaux, park here..
Route Description: Take gravel road C-8000 up turn left at the intersection
with road C-8200 about 100 yards up, imediately in to the left before the gate
take the trail. Follow this to the next trail intersection and go left, at the next trail
intersection turn left again. Cross C-Line gravel road and continue on to the
next road crossing with D-4000, you are now on trail #40. Take trail #40 to the
next intersection and turn left onto Middle Waddle Loop Trail, follow this out to
the intersection with North Rim Trail, turn left. Take North Rim Trail back to
where it links with road C-8000, go a few hundred yards down and turn right
back onto North Rim Trail. Take North Rim Trail to the next intersection with
road C-8200 where you came up earlier, turn left and then drop in to your right
back to where you parked.
Ride Summary: The climb up to C-Line and then up Trail #40 is
steady-clay-all-the-way. Dropping into Trail #40 down the backside of Mount
Molly is fun, fast and rough. Middle Waddell Loop is a roller coaster, and the
stronger you are the more fun it is.