The bike ride to Bartlett Lake is an out an back ride with tons of climbing. If you do the whole ride there is 4,794 feet of climbing. Check out the profile below to get an idea of what you are in for.
You can start anywhere along the route if you want to decrease the mileage.
At the turn around at Bartlett lake there is a marina that if open you can fill up your water bottles and take a bathroom break. During the summer months take a swim in the lake to cool off or if you are a triathlete go for a swim to get in a brick workout.
During boating season watch out for the vehicles towing boats. Be safe!
From the turn off of Cave Creek it is an out and back of 14 miles for a total of 28 miles of some great riding with lots of climbing.