Donner Party Trail
Mostly two-track with some single track by cattle watering tank. Best ridden CCW, downhill from the intermediate summit on Cholla Gauntlet Climb to Camp Frank Rand Road Trail and then single track climb to the west up and over a ridge and down towards cattle watering tank. Respect all cattle gates and fence closings – leave them the way you found them.
2.2 miles (3.6 km) distance
+137 ft / – 443 ft
Best to loop with the double-track part of the Cholla Gauntlet Climb to Camp Frank Rand Road
Double-track and Single-Track
Cholla Gauntlet Climb to Camp Frank Rand Road (CR 123)
East of 503 Upper Arroyo Seco trail
State Route 503
- Traverses cryptobiotic soils
- Keep the Single-Track Single!
- Leave cattle gates as you find them. Cattle have died from bikers closing gates and cutting off their access to water.