Well yes and no..Usually we ride in the other direction and we avoid most of the fire roads ..I would say 95% of the ride is single track and a lot of the gnarly stuff wasn't shown. It's a hair over 7 miles but feels like 14..
Also I'm not ashamed to say , i walk some of the stuff..
Very impressive ride. Since the previous time I was at Sterling Forest last November, the volunteer trail crew has finished a complete seven-mile loop. They were gathering in the parking lot at the same time as our biking group, so I said hello and thanked them for their hard work. One mentioned that they'll be finishing up a section at the top and that next Sunday there would be a grand-opening event (<-- also includes an interesting history of the trail: 17 years from early planning until completion, wow).
Jason hooked us up with a local group of riders; there were at least a dozen of us. To no surprise, I was the slowest (even with a busted derailleur, Gorgonzola was ahead of me), so I didn't have many opportunities to take in-action pix, which is a shame as there are all sorts of interesting trail features and a nice variety of trees I was hoping to document.
Here's an interesting section -- longer than it looks in the pic -- that about half of the group attempted. Very cool how all of the technical shots have ride-arounds for mere mortals.
I liked this rock bridge toward the end of the ride. No idea how the volunteers moved them into place; it must've been a fair bit of work.
In short, Sterling Forest definitely lives up to the hype. Hopefully Jason can post pix/video from the group leader.