Sure, always a nice ride. The rain's probably tamped down some of the loose business at the back of the mountain. Last time I was out there was...November I think. Some horse damage but otherwise same-same.AZmtncycle said:Hey all, Thinking about riding out at Usery park this weekend, specifically Pass mtn. trail. Has anybody ridden it lately? We were going to tie it in with our Hawes ride. Thanks!
They don't "meet", but the trailheads aren't far apart. From where Wild Horse hits Usery Pass Rd. (You'll have to lift your bike over the fence, but I was told by Rangers last week that that is ok.), ride south on the road, up the hill. On the east side of the road you'll pass the largish horse staging parking lot, keep going. Not real far after that you'll encounter a small parking area, again on the east side, for a hiking trail head. IIRC, it's not really marked, but it's pretty obvious, and there's a gate (break in the fence) into the park (here it's probably Nat. Forest). There's a sign of some sort, but I don't recall what it's about; probably about not shooting.AZmtncycle said:thanks Paul. We hope to tie this in with Hawes, Twisted Sister and whatever the horse trail is that's between the Usery park entrance and where Twisted Sister dumps out on Usery road. Is that called Wild Horse? Not sure if it meets up with Pass Mtn or not.
We did this ride about a year ago (TRW, Hawes, Twisted Sister Wild Horse, Pass Mtn and back) and it was either 35 or 38 miles of fantastic riding. I love the view from the north side of Pass Mtn.kAZ said:I'd be interested in hearing how long this entire loop is. I did most of it a couple of weeks ago and logged 24 miles. I reckon the full loop must be something over 30. That is, if you ride up and to the right from the Hawes base (Pig), circle the perimeter (Hawes, Saddle Back), go out Twisted, to Horse, loop Pass Mtn, back on Horse, Twisted, then go right to Mine, and then finish on Ridge.