Description: After leaving the paved campground loop, the trail
climbs intermittently past stands of fir and pine. The trail branches,
but continue on straight keeping on the right (north) side of the stream.
At mile 2, the trail again branches with the road heading over General
Creek. Turn right onto the single track that stays on the the north
side of the creek. The scenery continues to improve as does the riding,
passing through meadows full of wildflowers in July. The trail get progressively
more challenging with some areas requiring portage until you come to
a battered wooden post. Cross the creek at this point carrying your
bike for the next 1/2 mile. The trail heads steeply up the south bank
of the creek and continues up-stream. This trail intersects with a rideable
trail. Heading left, will take you to Lost Lake, while turning right
leads to Miller Lake. Take a right and ride back down to the creek where
you will cross again. Climb the long moderately steep trail until you
see a sign with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) logo. Continue on this
trail as it winds northward through more dense forest. The trail widens
into an old jeep trail and passes several old structures. Keep right
at every branch in the trail. Keeping right, you will come to a pristine
lake partially covered with lily pads, this is Miller Lake. This is
a fantastic place to spend some time soaking up the solitude, although
you may be sharing the lake with Jeepers. To head back, continue east
along the north shore of the lake. The jeep trail gets rocky and starts
to descend. As you descend, you can see off to the south (right) a lily
choked lake... Lily Lake. Follow this jeep trail until it turns to pavement.
After a fast 2 mile descent on this paved road, you will intersect Highway
89. Turn right on the bike trail and proceed back to Sugar Pine Point
Campground and your car.
Concerns: Once again, try to
minimize erosion by staying on the trail. Walk bikes around wet areas
instead of making a new path. On the descent, reduce skidding by keeping
your speed under control. STAY ON THE TRAIL!
Watch for cars, ATVs, or motorcycles screaming UP the paved road while
you're hitting maximum speed (30-40 MPH) heading down. A collision could