This trail more than any other in the region is a testament to the skill and tenacity of the crew of trail builders who built this thing, and the local BLM office where the passion and funding made this trail possible. The sheer amount of rock work that went into connecting two isolated mesa top rides nearly surrounded with cliffs is noteworthy itself, yet combine that engineering feat with the necessity to make a trail flow through a connecting saddle nearly filled with huge boulders and the scope of the effort really becomes apparent. The icing on the cake is that it is also a blast of a ride, with a techie sort of flow not found on many other trails in the region. This is not to imply that this is an easy romp of a trail, the elevation gain of over 1100 feet alone make for a great workout, and the views from the top of the trail are stupendous
To get to suicidal tendencies you can start by using the precipice and sidewinder trails. Suicidal Tendencies by itself is a 5.5 mile lollipop loop. It’s 2.4 miles from the CoveWash trailhead to the start of Suicidal Tendencies. This overall ride being 10.3 mi round trip. There is a side slope along side the trail that is steep. It has some very tight switchbacks with cliff exposure, and some slab riding. This trail is advanced technical & strenuous. Recommended for skilled riders.
Heading West In Santa Clara there is a bridge located at Gates lane, 200 ft. before the Jacob Hamblin House. Head south over the bridge, Once over the river follow this road & take a left of the paved road onto the dirt road that goes uphill. It is recommended that your vehicle has high clearance on this dirt road. You’ll head up the road towards a water tank, and then past it to the parking lot that is obvious.
Difficulty: Advanced to Expert
Kid friendly: No, unless kid is expert rider
Wet Weather ride: Yes
Quality: (1-5) *****