“An exciting trail on the backside of Emerald Mountain.”
— Tom Robson
Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Ridge runs from the top of Emerald Mountain down to Cow Creek. The trail is best used as a descent.
At the top intersection with Beall
, Ridge drops initially after one quick climb and then a sweeping right hand turn through a high meadow. From here to the bottom, Ridge descends steadily along a fence line, crossing an old doubletrack several times.
The trail travels through tight vegetation, mostly oak brush. Be advised, some of the bends in the trail are blind so keep an eye out for other trail users.
Every once in awhile the canopy breaks and you'll be treated to amazing views of the surrounding Western Slope landscape.
Towards the bottom of the route, Ridge intersects Rotary
twice. Stay left to continue to the trail's terminus at Cow Creek.