Rated by many as the #1 Trail in Southern California, this trail is perhaps the longest uninterrupted singletrack around. Beautiful Alpine Mountain views nestled between San Gorgonio, the tallest mountain in Southern California (11,500+ ft.), and the backside of Big Bear.
UPLOAD - DIRECT FROM YOUR GARMIN DEVICE To Post an activity, GeoLadders supports 'Uploading' directly from a Garmin device, BUT, USING THE IE BROWSWER ONLY (Microsoft Interent Explorer). Plug in your Garmin device to your computer and click the 'Upload from GPS' button, just above this text. Or, if uploading a new route that does not yet exist in GeoLadders, click the red 'Upload Activity' button, top upper right corner of the page.
UPLOAD - A GPX FILE Upload any GPX file (e.g. a recent activity) here using the 'Post GPX to this route' button, on the left. One way to get a gpx file of your activity is to upload from Garmin Connect or Strava. For example, upload your activity to Strava then download ACTIVITY as GPX from Strava to your computer. Open the activity in Strava, click the 'Action' icon on left (wrench), select 'Download GPX' (saves to 'Downloads' on your computer). Go to www.geoladders.com, open the existing route you want to post to, select 'Post GPX to this route' (on left), then click the 'Browse' button (middle of page), find the GPX in your 'Downloads' directory. Double click, save. That's it. Your route appears on geoladders.com/posts and in your dashboard.
DOWNLOAD - DIRECT TO YOUR GARMIN DEVICE Download this route to follow it on the GPS during an activity, or to race a Virtual Partner (yourself or others) on the GPS. Plug in your Garmin device to your computer and click the 'Download from GPS' button, just above this text. (NOTE: ONLY USE MICRSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER BROWSER TO DOWNLOAD, WILL NOT CURRENTLY DOWNLOAD THRU FIREFOX, CHROME, OR SAFARI).
DOWNLOAD - A GPX FILE Click the 'Download GPX file' link, on the left to download this GeoLadders route (as a GPX FILE) to your computer. Then to get the file on your GARMIN device, login to Garmin Connect at connect.garmin.com. STEP 1). Select ACTIVITIES (far left menu, 5th option) STEP 2). Upper right, click IMPORT, then click BROWSE, middle of page. STEP 3). Double click the activity, then click IMPORT DATA button. STEP 4). The activity opens (in Garmin Connect), then upper right, of the 5 icons, click the GEAR icon 5. then SEND TO DEVICE (Note: you can rename the acivity before sending to your device). The activity will show in 'Courses' on your Garmin device with the default name or the name you gave it. 6. You'll need to unplug your device to view courses on your device. That's it.
06/24/13 It's been over 10 years since I returned to this trail. It has not changed that much, still lots of exposure. I don't much like exposure and was in "pucker mode" for most of the ride. The fast, fun, flowy sections were a blast to be sure, but then it's back to pucker mode. At least for me, it is. Especially the last 2 lower sections. Did not really have any close calls, but was overly conscious of the possibilities. But I survived and picked up some new skills (if not pedaling or back of the saddle - always keep your inside pedal up, and usually it is better to roll through than start dabbing). What a beautiful day up there too, no bugs, cool/warm/cool brezes prevailed. Good times with good friends. Great Ride!
06/23/13 TB. Second ride of the camping weekend. Got to show some friends/wife the whole shuttle today. New dirt sections for some. Again, had the whole trail to ourselves. Saw 3 riders on the way up Middle Control Road, but that was it. Trail was in really nice condition. Always forget about how rocky the lower 6 miles of the ride are. Bugs were not bad at all. Breeze blew all day.....sometimes warm, sometimes cool. Been a few years since I had done this...still think I prefer to climb up. Good ride for sure.