Cinch began as a short connector trail between the end of Cutler’s Twist and a kind of mid point of Mule Shoe. This saved a little bit of distance and elevation gain/drop, but was later extended from the southern junction of Mule Shoe back to the road and now Mule Shoe is a shorter trail.
The primary purpose of Cinch is to link the Northern tails back to the south end of North Fork Park. Overall the trail is mostly that, a utility trail with no outstanding features, although a pretty ride with a moderate elevation gain and some fun flow. There is one short but fairly steep section to climb but even most beginners should be able to make it.
The trail officially ends back at the dirt road, but there is a junction with Pipeline about 100-150 yards from the end of the trail. Once you cross the road you are on Mule Ear trail with connections to Traily McTrail Face and Mule Connector.
This is a multi-purpose trail and is shared with Hikers and Equestrians.