Trail system is free. Land is multi-use. Summer there may be livestock. Fall may have hunters. Camping is available across Hwy at the Lodge. Cell coverage is minimal to none for most of this location.
This trail is an improvement of the original Never Sweats
trail. Parts of the original are kept or are an optional line. The improved grade makes this a long gradual uphill or a fun long downhill. Starting at the top, the trail has a twisty section through two draws. Leaving the draws, you have some broad views before you descend across open side slopes and through thick pine stands. The trail bed is from 2 feet to 5 feet wide, mostly clay with some rocks.
The slope portion ends in an open meadow where the trail intersects with Rustler. The trail turns to old two-track for a short bit, veers onto the singletrack before traveling under the transmission lines. The trail turns to the west (right) following the signs. There is an option for a side narrow goat trail or the open trail in the meadow.
The trail goes back under the power lines, prepare for a short, steep downhill. Head up to the trail junction. At the junction sign, catch your breath before a long downhill. The trail is singletrack, watch for loose rock. When the trail narrows and has some depth there are some bigger rocks (head-sized) to watch your footing on. When the trail is out of the trees, there is a junction with the original Never Sweats
trail. Stay right for a short link to the parking lot. Stay center for a switchbacking, longer hike to the trailhead.