Dinner Ridge Shorty
Trailhead Elevation: 1886 ft
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This moderately difficult route is the shortest of several options that leave from the junction of Layng Creek Rd (FSR 17) and FSR 1746. With a map, there are a number of loops one can do using FSR 1746 as a paved climb. All will get you good looks at forests and streams, and provide occasional longer views. Road surfaces are good gravel once you leave the paved FSR 1746. The best time of year is mid-April through October.
Note: a Garmin Glitch shows this route beginning up FSR 1746 a bit. Ignore that and remember that map mileages will be underestimates.
For this route, take FSR 1746 for about 4 miles, then bear right onto FSR 750. At about 7 miles bear right again for some nice cruising on FSR 2236. At about 10 miles turn right onto FSR 1745 for a traverse and then long descent back to the start.