(Whoops didn't realize this was Courtney logged in to AP - this is Bart)
Do you ride with a GPS - then you could see which trail you ended up on...
So many more trails in this area vs when I was growing up. I saw on trail forks that there is a trail shown that goes to the summit of Prairie Mountain from the backside? I can't imagine that is official?
I don't usually ride with a GPS after my crash on Silvercup Ridge scraped up my Garmin a little. I sometimes use an app on my phone. I had Trailforks running in its Record mode but that doesn't let me save the track. I deleted the track before I had a chance to compare. Sometimes I will track on Gaia - that works better for getting elevation (Trailforks doesn't track your ascending/descending) and keeping the track.