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Pipeline Loop

 11 votes

9.3 Miles 14.9 Kilometers



1,636' 499 m


-1,636' -499 m


1,764' 538 m


153' 47 m



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1,764' 538 m


153' 47 m



Avg Grade (4°)


Max Grade (13°)

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

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See county park web site for hours. Normally 8 am to around sunset. Trails may be closed when rain occurs.
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, though you're allowed to park on the dirt areas outside of the park as long as there is space.

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.


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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Apr 24, 2016
kurt schmidt
Nov 4, 2015
brandy claar
Long climb to trail
Oct 23, 2015
Marcus Wirowek
Jul 31, 2015
Michael Mitgang
brutal climb!
May 22, 2014
Mia James
May 9, 2014
Kevin Ki
Fast and narrow! The climb is steep but worth the downhill. Trail not marked too well on the climb 8.6mi
Jun 23, 2013
Mike Tarpey
Up toyon and down pipeline - first time out there - look forward to working up the nerve to hit those gaps! — 1h 19m

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Toro Park is closed until further notice due to Soberanes firefighting activity. It's being used as the Fire HQ
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Every single time I ride here I say "never again". The downhill is really amazing, but the climb is not really doable on anything but the lightest of xc bikes, it's a tight twisty DH with some nice gap jumps across the creeks. Nov 15, 2015

Very impressed with this ride. I survived with my fully rigid single speed. The view on the top is worth the climb. The downhill is likely the narrowest, most twisted trail that I have seen between here and SF. I wish I could lap it. Feb 10, 2016

It's moderately difficult to find the right fire road to the top if you don't have a map or know where to go once you're in the park. Follow the paved road entering the park straight till it ends at a round about. Continue straight on fire road that follows the fence line (don't follow the nature learning trail, it goes up a hill to a water tank). Eventually take a left following the fireroad and signs for Ollason trail. If you miss this left you'll realize it once you enjoy a fast down hill that ends at a gate and have to turn around and climb back out. Great trail! I really enjoyed the wooden obstacles and steep climb sections! Apr 27, 2016

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