This was a wonderful ride! The Doctor's Park is best accessed by Taylor River Road. This trail offers a long 8 mile uphill hike or can be used as a 20 Mountain Bike loop with 12 miles of climbing 2,750 feet and an incredible 8 mile downhill. To do the loop you first start out riding up Spring Creek Road and continue this gradual climb even after it has become a dirt road. This road winds its way up Spring Creek offering great scenery and some great fishing holes for you fly fishermen out there. There is then an almost knee deep river crossing (this crossing becomes shallow later in the season) before a more challenging jeep road climb. At the top with climb mellows out as you make your way through the thick pine forest. Then you come to the single track downhill... This rollercoaster of a ride offers both smooth banking high speed sections and technical rocky sections. Because of this, I see this as an intermediate to expert trail. The trail ends with a sandy technical switchback decent back to Taylor River Road. By the end of this ride my legs were worn out from climbing, my forearms were worked from holding on to the brakes during the decent and my cheeks were sore from the permanent smile that had affixed itself to my face as I enjoyed this incredible downhill thrill ride.
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