Rode on an extremely warm day and did just what Aaron didn't want to do. I looked at the map and just picked some trails and ended up climbing (or shall I say hike-a-biking) up Mill Creek, Westridge, etc. The loose stuff was really loose from a summer's full of use and horses. However, we still managed to have fun, and it would be fun to visit again knowing to go the other way instead. As the author cautions, bring your climbing legs.
I ride here probably once a week in the dry months and rarely get tired of riding here. With the ability to link it up with Lory State Park, Blue Sky Trail, Devil's Backbone, and Coyote Ridge the possibilities for variations are nearly limitless.
A beautiful 70 F November day. A lung burner for sure and quite technical as well; lots of short hike a bike sections and tons of intermediate, rideable challenges. I rode an ~10.5 mile route up Southridge to Westridge, Mill Creek (loose and crappy-I wouldn't want to ride up this in the opposite direction), Loggers trail, Carey Springs, Towers trail, Herrington, Spring creek, Soderberg, and back out on South ridge. I will definitely be going back as there is likely a lot more good terrain to explore.