Friday, October 7, 2016

Woodrat/Bulldog Point Ride Report

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!


Brett said...

Motorized use on Woodcut and Bulldog has not been allowed since at least 1998. I agree that the network of roads in the area make this difficult to enforce, but a history of illegal use doesn't make it OK.

B-Railer said...

Thanks Brett. I had no idea the ban went back that far. Guess maybe I have just been seeing more signage over the last few years. Always a fun area to ride!