This ride starts at the Blue Chevron on Mt. Rose Highway (H 431) on the corner of Mt. Rose Highway and Thomas Creek Road. You ride up the highway, and take a right on Caswell Ln. Follow Caswell until it dead ends, and jump the median and take a left on the paved road on the other side. Then take a left on Timberline Road. Follow Timberline until it turns to dirt, and take your first right just over the bridge of Thomas Creek. Then take a right into a little dirt parking area. At the far west end of the parking area is where the singletrack starts. You are going to follow the singletrack past the turn off for Dry Pond, and continue uphill on the singletrack, crossing Thomas Creek twice, and finish at Mt. Rose Wilderness Boundry. Then turn around and drop the singletrack back down to the Dry Pond turn off. Take a right, and climb up to Dry Pond, and drop down the other side. You will cross over Whites Creek, and follow the singletrack down hill back to Timberline Road. Take a left on Timberline Road, and right before you hit the little bridge over Whites Creek, you are going to take a right on the singletrack that is right before the guard rail for the little bridge over Whites Creek. Then follow the singletrack all the way back down to Thomas Creek Road. Take a right on Thomas Creek Road, and you will be back at the Blue Chevron.
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06/09/10 This ride does have alot of climbing, but is not that technical. There are some small rocky sections and short climbs that an intermediate rider might have to walk.
This ride starts out on pavement going up Mt. Rose Highway. That is your warm up. Then it is all singletrack, and great singletrack at that. It is mostly in the trees, and along either Thomas Creek, or along Whites Creek. That also helps keep the temps down during the winter
06/09/10 There are a couple of short steep climbs that will get your heart rate up. There is one spot on the upper section of Thomas Creek that is rideable, but it will challenge even the best rider with steepness and length. You cross Thomas Creek and go strait up a steep hill. Most walk, but it is rideable!