My rig's a JK 2012 Rubicon and I finally had a chance to take for a spin off-road at Browns Camp. After searching the forum to learn about trails easy/moderate trails I could try, I ended up doing Powerline #2,3,4 and one segment of the Back-to-back trail way up towards the horse camp turnoff. After descending I realized that trail is for dirt bikes and ATV's only. Oops. It was great fun.
I read about Cedar Tree trail, but couldn't find it. The Gales Creek shell station didn't have maps and the PDF version available on the the Parks & Rec website isn't very high-res and hard to read.
How do I get to this trail? Is there a rough guide, eg. head towards the Browns Camp staging area until you see a stop sign (left is staging) right towards Beaver Dam and where do I go from there?
Anyway. I will keep monitoring the forum and if one of you should be looking for peeps to go the next couple of weeks, I will try to jump onto it and join you.
Sounds like fun. I too was out there last Saturday and ran Cedar Tree. We found it, then got lost at the end of it trying to get over to Hoodraiser. Apparently, what I thought was the end was not the end, and we missed the last upper section entirely.
Anyway, from Rogers Day Use Camp, go south to University Falls Road where you bear right (I think the sign says to the horse camp). You will pass an entrance to Powerline trail but continue straight (in a generally westerly direction) until you hit a left turn. It will be a short path to the south. Turn right at the "T" (west again) and then a quick left south. A few bends in the road and you should nose into the sign at a logged out section of the forest. It's a good trail, mellow, very twisty and a couple narrow spots.
Cedar Tree is one of my favorites up there, always evolving, a nice long semi-technical trail, that never disappoints.
Archer's Firebreak is another one of my favorites, it's on the other side of TSF, but well worth finding, great trails, nice and long, bypasses on the more difficult stuff, and there plain and simply aren't any better lookout/viewpoints than off of that trail. (there's some good little camping spots around there too!)
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I had a blast on Cedar Tree this past winter, on the snow.
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