A very unpredictable yet fun trail. The single track varies from excellent rolling descents to steep, rough, technical climbs.
This loop ride spends it entire 16.9 miles on trails. some of these trails are excellent, smooth, and well graded. Other trails on this loop are steep and rough. It can be safely assumed that at some point during the climb you will have to dismount and walk a substantial amount of the trail while gaining a great deal of altitude of the 3,810 feet climb. The reward for all your efforts to reach the crest of Bishop Ridge are numerous. You will pass a scenic sub-alpine lake, ride through beautiful alpine gardens, and find views of deep valleys, snow-capped mountains, and endless green hills. However, you greatest reward is a long, exciting descent back to the valley floor. This route follows ORV trails and it is also used at times by hikers and horse riders.
How to get there:
Drive Highway 12 to the center of Randle then turn south on combined Forest Road 23 and 25. At about 1 mile the road divides; stay to the left on paved Road 23 and follow it for 12.9 miles to the Bishop Ridge Trailhead.