on the trail, it is hard to miss. The single track heads down the mountain
fairly steeply and has some technical sections and sandy areas so caution
is advised. You'll cross a stream or two but with the exception of a
couple of small ascents, you just continue to descend. Eventually, the
trail straightens and the desire to let the bike go will grow, but be
mindful of rocks and deep sand (especially in mid-summer) that have
proven catastrophic for some! Finally the trail "T's" into
a wide trail beneath some power lines, this is actually the Power
Line Ride. Turn left, head down the hill, cross the first bridge
then take the dirt road that branches off left. If you don't make the
turn, you'll quickly come to a second bridge, then you'll know you've
gone too far. Follow this dirt road back to the paved Forest Service
Road, turn right, cross a bridge, and ride back to the gate at Oneidas.
1: Connect the Power Line Ride with this
ride to create an 18 mile (r/t) ride with about 2000 feet of vertical
2: The paved road continues past the old coral for another 1.6 miles
of steep climbing adding about 800 feet of vertical ascent/descent.
For a more complete description of this ride see the Armstrong
Concerns: Powerline Trail crosses
many seasonal creeks do not have bridges and which saturate the soil
during the the spring run-off. Please avoid the tempation to go around
every wet area as this increases trail width and causes erosion.
This ride is completely on government land, but comes close to many
private areas. The property owners on either side of the trail can be
very protective of their property so please stay off their land.