In this trip, take a rocky ride through a dry riverbed to Bog Ranch. Along the way pass Coady Ranch and later pass by an old windmill.
Begin by turning right off of S.R. 74 onto N. Christian Church Camp Rd. Turn left after one mile to stage. Once you are unloaded you might want to air down your tires (because majority of the trail is through a very rocky creek bed) and continue north on the trail. Enter into a wash and turn left at 1.2 miles. From here on out, the trail follows the creek bed the entire way. Bog Ranch lies at 5.1 miles off to the right. This is a neat place to check out; however, it has collapsed over the years. Use caution when exploring this area. Continue to the right at 5.8 miles. Shortly after going right, you should pass a through a gate. However, I don’ quite remember where that is. Off to the right at 6.8 miles (tucked behind a some trees) are some mysterious (or not so mysterious) objects. They appear to be either foundational remains or other buildings. Continue to the right at 7.2 miles. Wind through the mountains as the creek bed narrows at 8.1 miles. Off to the right at 9 miles, you will find a small windmill and tank which offer a good opportunity to stop and take pictures. We turned around shortly after here due to time but you can continue on riding. The wash deteriorates quickly and fades off in less than 2 miles. If you want to continue riding I recommend turning left at 9 miles onto Castle Hot Springs Rd. or right at 9.1 miles also onto Castle Hot Springs Rd. Once you have rode your desired time on here, turn back and follow the wash back to your car because Castle Hot Springs does not loop to the place you parked.
If you have some extra time when you get back, you might think of going right instead of left into the wash. You can ride to .9 miles to where Castle Hot Springs Rd. crosses the wash. There are numerous trails in the area which make extending your day easy.
The trip described above is about 18 miles round-trip and should be completed in about 2-3 hours. Add an hour or two if you do some side-trips. The trail (as of March 2007) is in very rocky/gravely conditions.