The trail is well maintained with beautiful footing. You will experience vistas from the ridge of surrounding mountains and of Bear Creek and Cache Creek. It is challenging and weather can be hot. There are creek crossings periodically along the trail depending on the amount of spring rain. There is also access to ponds. There will be plenty of water troughs spread along the trail and at major junctions.
There are three vet checks on the 50 mile ride--the first is at the Confluence, lunch for the 50 milers is at High Bridge, and the last check is out at Judge Davis. The 25 mile and ride and tie have one vet check at Judge Davis. This is the lunch stop for the 25 miler.
This year we have downloadable maps that are linked below. They work in the Avenza Map App, just be sure to download them before you to come to the ride while you still have service.