This is the traditional race loop for the XC day of the Capitol Forest Classic and is a great introduction to what the Forest has to offer. Out of the Fall Creek TH, climb up the Wedekind Trail to Crestline. Take Crestline up to the Peak, then descend down GL6.
Rode April 30th top to bottom.
The upper section from trail start through the first set of switchbacks is open-ish. Once you get below the switchbacks, you’ll need to follow the directions below, bail out onto C-4010 and pick the trail back up after it crosses the road.
After that, everything is running great. Some muddy/tacky patches if you’re in the deep woods. Everything with even a touch of sun exposure is nice and dry.
About 5-7 big trees have been uprooted between the trailhead near Greenline and the first intersection with C Line road. You can walk around all of them but it makes it very difficult to get in a groove in this section. After that the C Line Road, the trail has patches of wet loam or mud.