Single track. If you know where the Handicamp is in proximity to the trail, then yo ucan take the hidden stream trail down the the board walk, to get to lawson, just keep on truckin down the single track, you will be above I-70, and yo uwill be able to know when youve gone too far. dont come down off the trail until the stream or the road, this trail goes right above my backyard and many others.
Go to saxon mountain Trail head in georgetown, ride through some guys drive way to the actual trail, you can actualy see the trail above georgetown lake. or, take the frontage road going east out of g-town, theres a trail head at the bottom of the hill where the georgetown lake dam is, park at the little 'lot' and ride up the trail, most will walk. then you wil come to an intersection, go right to georgetown, or right to lawson-downievill/Handicamp. Before bombing down the steep board walk at the handi camp, be sure there are NO people on it, the Boardwalk is usually vacant. when you get to the handicamp or downieville, the first pave road you come to is the frontage road, this will take you back to george town or the trail head.
Summary: Not an epic ride but it lots of fun. Mostly flat with a slight grade up going east. 10 miles out 'n back, starting in Georgetown. Re-built by a guy named "Smedley", and his crew. The trail orginally was built to haul silver ore (by mule) to Georgetown for smelting, from the now deserted mining town of Silver City up high in the mtns. Incredible engineering for 100+ years ago. Nice single track, but scary spots overlooking cliffs. When you reach the trail end at the road, ride up a half mile and see where the old town was. Not much left, but it's easy to see where it was. Now it's mostly a playground for motor-heads.
Recommended Route: Start in Georgetown, go back east, high above I-70. Come back the same way. It's hard to explain how to get to the trailhead, but ask someone in town for the directions to "Silver Creek trail". It's down some guys driveway, and high above the lake.
Review Date January 1, 2002
Overall Rating 3 of 5
Ridden Trail: Once a month
Reviewed by: Elan
Summary: Dont ride like a jack ass on the trail, theres some spots that if you go off, youll stay gone off, they are literally vertical and rock, but this trail has its fun and technical sections, somthing for every one.
Recommended Route: oh yea, if you know where to handi camp is, becarful you dont get caught, the board walk is for handicapped only, but its fun to ride when no ones around.
Other recommended trails in the same area: Argentine