White Spar: 396 Loops to Hidden Valley and Banning Creek
A great option for those not yet ready to take 396 all the way to Goldwater Lake. Can be ridden in either direction, both loops or just one, and can even mix it up by doing clockwise for one loop and counterclockwise for another. The 396 / Goldwater Lakes segment offers great climbing and flowy downhill while Twist & Shout provides a less steep grade but still incorporates some minor techie sections to navigate. Both Hidden Valley and Banning Creek trails are old jeep roads (doubletrack) that see much less use than 396 and offer plenty of room for riders to pull off and hike a bike (walk) up the climb, if needed.
Trailforks Rideplan: 396 Loops to Hidden Valley and Banning Creek