One suggested trailhead can be located using the given Google Maps location. Starting from the Grey's Peak Trailhead, riders can loop it with forest road 3N14 to complete the full 8-mile circuit.
The Hanna Flat trail offers a smooth, beginner and intermediate-friendly singletrack descent from the Hanna Flat Campground. Featuring both scenic and technical sections, this trail gives riders an opportunity to experience various terrains, including rock areas and sides of mountains.
Expect a considerable climb in the first half along a fire road. While it lacks the excitement of a technical singletrack, it sets the stage for a rewarding second half. Here, the trail turns into a fast-paced and technically challenging singletrack, though it could improve its flow to avoid frequent stop-and-go instances. One highlight is the descent to the lake, combining the thrills of speed with the beauty of nature.
Although the trail features fast descents and technical sections, riders are encouraged to exercise speed control, especially while navigating the rocky terrain. Loose sandy patches are frequent, adding an additional layer of complexity to the ride.
For those camping at Hanna Flat Campground or looking for an engaging morning ride, the Hanna Flat trail provides an exciting mix of speed, scenery, and technical features. The trail has been a part of a regrowth effort after a past fire and now showcases a beautiful blend of new flora. Overall, Hanna Flat delivers a fulfilling ride for both beginners seeking a challenge and intermediate riders keen on pacing through varied terrains.