This trail is brutal. I rode this clockwise starting and ending at Mill Springs. The East side starts out easy enough. Then turns into rough rock gardens, which turn into very steep downhill. There are many places for you to walk your bike both down and back up. I broke my derailer on the North side just after the junction with Forrest Lake. I had to hike my bike out to the downhill section leading back to mill springs. It was a seven hour adventure. Will not do it again.