The trail follows Billy Creek and winds its way through a ponderosa pine forest to the top of Blue Ridge Mountain. The mountain is volcanic in origin and its summit offers scenic vistas of the area. Portions of the trail follow old logging roads. Connector trails head southeast to Springs Trail and northwest to Ice Cave Trail.
Lined with large ponderosa pines the trail winds along Billy Creek and ascends Blue Ridge Mountain. Because of the area's volcanic origin, parts of the trail are pretty rocky and may be challenging to bikers. Bring a map - There are Forest roads and other trails close by that may be confusing, especially to those that are not familiar with the area.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay
To hike From Lakeside, travel south on State Highway 260; east on Bucksprings Road; north on Forest Road 182; and west on Forest Road 187 to Trailhead #2. Continue on Forest Road 187 to reach Trailhead # 1.