Zach Collier: I try and ride this stunningly beautiful and physically punishing trail once a year. Usually I wait until the fall when my legs are in shape from a summer of riding and the temperatures are a bit cooler. The ride starts at Fifteen Mile Campground and follows the ridge on the right side ofFifteenmile Creek. It's fun riding with stunning views of the creek. After a few miles the river descends through technical singletrack down to the creek. This is a wonderful place to relax for a bit.
From the creek it's a 2300 foot grueling climb back to Fifteenmile Creek Campground. The trail follows the left side of the creek for much of the ride offering great views of this small stream covered in logs. After punishing ourselves by riding and pushing our bikes back up we enjoyed the solitude of the Fifteenmile Creek Campground before heading home.