|I do not recommend running with guys this fast... ouch!|
|Go to the left of the pointy rock feature from the parking lot.|
From the parking lot, head east toward the large rock formation. I recommend that you stay just north of the feature and follow trail W300. This is a nice piece of trail with some undulations but is generally flatter than many of the other trails around the area. W300 will dump you off onto Pigeon Road and you will drop down a small hill and follow the sandy road north.
|The view from W300 to the north.|
After gaining the small 4WD road you will notice a steep little run-up off to the right that becomes trail W310. This is a common way to get over to the Reynolds Creek canyon where the China Wall is but I also liked staying on the road and running up and over the small but steep hills on the way there. You can't really miss the entry into Reynolds Creek canyon and the trail (W600) is really the only way through the steep walled Reynolds area. Once dropping into the canyon keep a watch out for wildlife high up in the rugged surroundings. I've seen multiple bighorn sheep down in there and it is truly a sight to see.
|From a run in March, looking up the canyon.|
|The "China Wall"|
|This picture is also from the run in March, but this is the way out of the canyon.|
As always, if you take a trip on one of my suggested loops, please post comments and provide any feedback you may have about the usefulness of these trail of the week features.