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Pipeline Loop

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Trail

9.3 mile 14.9 kilometer loop
40% Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,616' 493 m
Descent: -1,616' -492 m
High: 1,752' 534 m
Low: 153' 47 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Map Key

An arduous climb up Ollason Peak, followed by 10-15 minutes of narrow downhill.

Jordy Boom

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See county park web site for hours. Normally 8 am to around sunset. Trails may be closed when rain occurs.

Overview

The climb goes up to Ollason Peak at 1800 feet.

It's followed by a descent on the backside of the peak, which then leads into a very narrow singletrack along a canyon wall.

Need to Know

Parking at Toro Park has a fee, and all walk-ins are now $2.

There are 3 small dry creeks (less than 1 foot wide) to cross during the descent that are not optional and require hike-a-bike or jumping.

Description

The trail starts in Toro Park near various picnic grounds, then slowly switches to fire roads and singletrack, leading up to Ollason Peak at 1800'. This is a fairly long and tiring climb.

The reward for the climb is a long technical downhill along a canyon wall. The difficulty comes mostly from the narrowness of the trail, with the canyon lurking below (10-20 feet) and the tight turns.

There are various other trails here that can be combined. After the descent, you can turn left at the main road to repeat the loop.

History & Background

This Pipeline trail was recently constructed, having been completed in 2012.

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Check-Ins

Nov 10, 2019
James Aspinall
Feb 2, 2019
Bryan Cassidy
Nov 21, 2018
Mark Schrumpf
Apr 28, 2018
Jesse Vanderhoff
Mar 8, 2018
Joseph Hart
10mi — 1h 45m
Dec 16, 2017
Gregor Mraz
Serious climb, rewarded by a amazing ribbon of singletrack 8.1mi
Oct 15, 2017
Franck Syren
1h 30m
May 13, 2017
Hardy Fulgham

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  4.5 from 31 votes

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Photos

Super fun and interesting downhill! Mossy and heavy vegetation. Great flow to the trail.
Dec 29, 2014 near Salinas, CA
After the climb up "Sh*t hill. Looking back down valley. Great climb, difficult for sure!
Dec 29, 2014 near Salinas, CA
Climbing up Sh*t hill. This is a tough climb (steeper than the photo looks) but totally worth getting to the top. Great views along the way and the top of the hill is at 1,800'.
Dec 29, 2014 near Salinas, CA
Looking at the Bay after a healthy climb!
Oct 13, 2014 near Salinas, CA
At the top of Ollason Peak 1800'. It's a steep climb to the top with windy vistas. Pack a wind breaker!
Apr 27, 2016 near Salinas, CA
Some locals on the Ollason Trail. This was before it really started getting tough.
May 30, 2017 near Salinas, CA

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