Starting from the dirt parking area off of Glendora Mountain road, you climb singletrack for roughly 7 miles. The "truck trail" is overgrown into a nice singletrack all the way up where the trail meets GMR again. You descend the same way you came up, but near the bottom, take a left turn onto another great singletrack, known as "Mystic." This trail puts you on Big Dalton Road, which you take to GMR, and back up to the car.
Post Your Mountain Bike Ride To join the Game and Ladder
3 Ways to Post
Post your activity, just type in a few details.
Post your activity from a GPX file.
Get a gpx file of your activity from Garmin Connect or from Strava. For example, upload your activity from your GPS to Strava then save as GPX to your computer. Click this Upload GPX button to then upload it to GeoLadders.
Steps to create GPX from Strava: 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.
Use the GeoLadders App
Download this Route To put on your GPS for navigation
Copy this GeoLadders route to your computer.
To get the downloaded gpx file from your computer onto 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.
01/02/14 Pretty terrific way to start a new year. Great riding with good friends, and meeting new ones. Weather was as sensational as ever! First time dropping down Mystic. Fun but too short. I prefer the standard return on Monroe and the lower canyon (oddly, including when wet). Good times picnic afterward. Happy Trails!
11/29/13 Started raining about 3 miles in, thought about turning around but what the heck. Pressed on to GMR and got pretty wet, luckily had a rain jacket. Rain and cold (especially the knees and hands) all the way down. Trail was in pretty good shape considering the rain but for a few really slick areas. Never saw another human, Exhilarating!
06/06/13 Although a jogger claimed there was a mountain lion in the vicinity, nothing was seen but deer. Ride started out as June Gloom but cleared up nicely. Mystic Trail was loose and rocky. Great ride, however.