Middle Waddell Loop Professional Review and Guide
"The challenges of this ride make it a rewarding outing for the advanced rider. Along with the clay and mud, you also ride on hard-packed trail surface. You ride through some clear-cuts, but you also ride through dense, wooded areas, across creeks, and by a couple of spots that open up distant views. The ride includes challenging climbs and fun descents, serpentine trails and fast straight-aways.
It's an inspiring ride and a helluva workout. The trails are less rutted at the top, because inexperienced motorcyclists tend to stay toward the bottom of the mountains and tear up the trails, while the better, more experienced riders venture to the higher elevations and impact the trails to a much lesser degree. Like any loop, you can do this ride either way, but the described clockwise route will save you some slippery descents at the end, when you might be toasted. A physically, technically, and mechanically demanding outing for the advanced rider."