Now Woodrat and Bulldog Point aren't rides I would say you should drive all the way up to Priest Lake to do on their own. Their mileage isn't long. However, if you looking for a good half day ride while in the area with some surprising views, and killer climbs, then look no further.
|Priest Lake Gold Course|
|Nonmotorized you say?|
As you see from the sign above, the Woodrat Trail is closed to motorized. However, there was lots of evidence of motos on the trail. There are many "other" trails in the area that are open to motos that link into this trail. This ban is somewhat new, to my knowledge, so I also think it is difficult to ask people that have been riding this trail for years to just all of a sudden stop. Now I am not condoning motos ridding on this trail, nor do I want to see them on the trail. Just stating that this gonna be a hard ban to enforce. So, when you ride this trail, expect that you may see some motos or at least evidence of there existence. As far as I know, Bulldog is also closed to motorized...there were tracks there as well. None of that ruined my experience.
|what a shitty pic of the view|
Even with moto traffic, these 2 trails make for a great ride. The moss carpet covering the forest floor was just blowing up with lush green colors. The tread was nice and tacky. Views were amazing as usual...the Bulldog viewpoint is getting pretty overgrown. I did encounter a few down trees, but nothing major. Go hit them up!