Trailhead Directions: Take highway 101 exit off of I5. Go north to the Black Lake blvd exit. Turn left on Black Lake blvd. Follow Black Lake blvd to Delphi rd. Turn left on Delphi rd. Turn right on Waddell Creek rd. At the intersection of Waddell Creek rd and Sherman Valley rd there is a parking area, pull in here.
Route Description: Head north on Sherman Valley rd, turn right on to Noschka rd. Follow until the pavement turns to gravel, head up C8000 road. Follow C8000 until just past the second creek crossing(Potosi Creek), North Rim trail is on the right. Go down North Rim to the intersection with Waddell Loop, turn right. Follow Waddell Loop back to where it crosses under Sherman Valley rd. The Y is 100 yards to the left.
This is great classic red trail ride. Usually dry July 4th through September. Lots of roots, rocks and swooping corners. There is nothing sanitized about this trail. Raw and real. Fun.
As of 07/11 there are still a couple washouts on Noschka rd and C8000. Just use your spidey-senses and keep moving forward.