The Tusks provides an alternative to riding Foothill Rd when heading west from Four Corners. It is named for the alder that has grown out from the bank in the shape of an elephant's tusk. Head west on Foothill Rd from Four Corners for about 0.2 miles. Look for a trail off the left side going slightly uphill. This is the entrance to The Tusks. The trail is pretty well defined and just contours Foothill Rd on an old logging road. The majority of the trail is quite easy, but the end will probably be walked by most novices. It drops steeply back on to Foothill Rd. Directly across from the trail end is a blue gate that begins Meadow Trail. Foothill Rd travels to your right and left.
Tusks Connector is another alternative trail off of Foothill Rd . To find its trailhead, go west on Foothill Rd from Four Corners. About 100' from the main clearing, look for a small opening in the brush on your right that drops fairly steep. You will want to walk the first part. From here, the trail is pretty self-explanatory. About 3/4 mile along the trail, you will hit Sidewinder going east and west. Take Sidewinder west until it ascends up a short, steep, loose climb back to Foothill Rd. About 50' to the west on the left side of the trail is the entrance to The Tusks.
This trail is located on private land and was built by MAMBA with the consent of private landowners for the enjoyment of ALL non-motorized traffic. Please be considerate of the landowners and users of the trail by treading lightly. More on Trail Etiquette...