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Before you think about this again...
Mountain biking can be dangerous - please know your skill level and be appropriately prepared with PPE before starting any trail.
This trail is also open to dirtbikes - use caution, especially around blind corners.
This short hike provides access to the Snakeskin trail from the Third Flats trailhead. This trail enables folks to hike or bike a short shuttle using this, Snakeskin, and Good Vibes. Alternately, you can use this to access the rest of the northern Little Park trails, or the remainder of the Second Thoughts trail for a longer ride/hike.
The hike starts at the Third Flat trailhead in the southern part of the Little Park area. It follows the same track as the Twist-N-Shout trail for the first fifty yards or so before diverging at a signed intersection. Breaking to the left, the trail veers towards the Little Park Road and winds around several colorful Morrison outcrops and offers great views of a meadow that sits in the middle of a northeast trending drainage. On the opposite side of the meadow, you may catch glimpses of the Twist-N-Shout trail.
The trail slowly loses elevation as it descends around rocky outcrops and through the pinyon-juniper forest towards the Snakeskin junction. You may hear (or even see) vehicles on Little Park Road as some of the twists bring you up against the right-of-way.
Just before the junction with Snakeskin, you'll catch a glimpse of the Snakeskin trail cutting across a ridge, and the Good Vibes trail coming down to meet it. At the signpost, you can take a left to merge onto Snakeskin or continue straight and follow the south rim of the canyon on the rest of Second Thoughts.
None, bring all you need.
This trail is rated Blue (Intermediate) for mountain bikers. This trail is also open to motorized traffic, specifically dirtbikes.
Check out the Triplog.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.