Whiting Ranch Loop

 9 votes

6.8 Miles 11.0 Kilometers

30%

Singletrack

733' 223 m

Ascent

-731' -223 m

Descent

1,456' 444 m

High

785' 239 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

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1,456' 444 m

High

785' 239 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

A basic loop with almost all the climbing in the first half and downhill for the rest.

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Overview

99% of the mountain biking population calls this exact route "Whiting Ranch Loop", or just "Whiting" for short.

This is a great loop through Whiting Ranch that has many branches to create your own trail suitable to your enjoyment and fitness level.

Need To Know

There's a mountain Lion warning for this area. Be alert. It gets pretty busy on weekends so come early. Very popular with local hikers so be prepared to share the trail.

Description

Park in the shopping center across Portola Parkway. Cross Portola and start at Borrego Trail. Borrego trail is a very slight gradual positive grade for approx. 2 miles. At the end of Borrego take the fork to the right up Mustard Road.

Mustard Road is a fire road that gets steep as you get further up it. The road is about .6 miles with around 350' of climbing. At the top you'll reach 4 Corners.

Begin a singletrack section by going down Cactus Hill Trail. At the first fork in the road, continue right down Sleepy Hollow Trail. Take the next fork right at Serrano Cow Trail. Meet up with Live Oak Trail or Serrano Creek Trail and continue until you're back to Portola Pkwy. The last .75 miles, head west on Portola to get back to where you parked.

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Mar 10, 2016
Rob Moore
Cattle Pond, Santiago Rch, Whiting Spur extra credit 9.3mi — 1h 15m
Mar 9, 2016
rj thomas
Heath crashed 3 times — 1h 30m
Feb 14, 2016
Kim Cozean
Oct 24, 2015
Christian Jones
Semi-Busy around 11 AM 6.8mi
Sep 24, 2015
steve harwood
Fun loop 7mi
Mar 28, 2015
craig cristina
Added Vulture view trail to the loop. 8mi
Jun 4, 2014
Kevin Massey
good loop 6.8mi

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  3.4 from 9 votes

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All Clear on Aug 15, 2016

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