You have some of it right. Some of these names are my own nicknames for little sections of the trails. I like to be able to identify areas of the trails so that if you are talking about riding and say something like so and so had a dirt facial you like to be able to know what section of the trail it happenend on. I have litle nicknames for a couple other sections but I know that nobody else knows what the heck i'm talking about. Four palm hill is on Moonscape just past the bail out. You know it from the sticky clingy clay that occurs during the rain season. There are three palm trees growing out of the same root ball at the top of the hill and a fourth palm tree four feet away on top of this hill. A very steep drop followed by a sweeping bend to the left continues you along Moonscape here and then you enter the benchcut.
Horseshoe is not part of RockGarden. Horseshoe is on the main trail leaving the parking lot, follow past Gatorback and when you come to the clump of trees the trail veers to the left, a slight downhill followed by a gradual climb around a bend and then back heading up hill. It is shaped like a Horseshoe, hence the name. Shelleys Loop is the trail that climbs into the woods at the end of Horseshoe and exits the woods at the same spot. There is a small fence that separates the two trails.
Franks Loop is what you said Ken. The small section that you described is known as the Pit? I think. Anyway, ride that section backwards. Instead of dropping in at thetop of the little hill, enter at the big climb at the other side. When you come off the River Loop Trail take a right, go about 50 feet and turn left again, the climb will be 100 feet in front of you.
On Moonscape, the doom trail is the hard option that goes to the right. There is a big log at the entrance when you turn right off the trail and up a small incline which then continues on to a climb up some loose dirt.
I skip that ridge climb at the end of Moonscape, instead riding along the base. I almost killed myself on the last drop years ago and I'm skeered of that trail. Maybe one day.
Anyone else have any nicknames for trails sections?
P.S. do not ride the moonscape sections unless you are comfortable with the drops.