|From 620 Ridge|
For lack of knowing its official name (if it even has one yet), this trail, the 620 Ridgline, shall be know as the Bees Knees. Why, because there is a huge beehive you have to pass on the climb up. I didn’t see a swarm or anything but those bees sure were buzzin’ by fast b-lining it for the hive. The gracious trail builder’s have put up a sign warning there are bees in the area. Thank you. The sign should keep the bees from swarming.
But seriously, this trail is the bees knees! It’s a monster climb on brand new singletrack. Kubota cut and hand groomed it’s as smooth as can be, but it makes up for buff in steep. The kind of steep that you can ride if you have the legs and lungs. The new trail has been getting enough foot and tire traffic to pack it down enough for descent traction. It will only get better with more riding, a little rain wouldn’t hurt either.
If you can make the 2 mile climb you will be rewarded with buff steep singletrack all the way to where it meets the existing Gila trail. Decision time. Head east and ride up the rugged west side of Gila or head west and meet National? I opted to climb right back up the Bees Knees.
The descent down the East side towards the 620 trailhead You may want to turn your computer volume way down. The wind in the mic is LOUD.
The descent down the West side towards Gila and the National connection