Redwood Regional Park - "Official Bike Trail"
ElevationAscent: 1,101' 336 m
Descent: -1,106' -337 m
High: 1,523' 464 m
Low: 579' 177 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“Easy to access and relatively busy park, with several 20%+ grades.”— James Philip
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
Need to Know
The bike-legal trails in this park constitute one major loop, and that's about it. There isn't too much room for variation. This ride is that loop.
The ride is on the short side and doesn't present any big technical challenges, so it might be a suitable option for riders newly advancing in mountain biking. There is only one stretch (which is clearly noticeable in the ride's elevation profile) that contains a couple of steeply descending sections and a sharp downhill curve, but that's about it.
In terms of physical challenge, the ride (in the counter-clockwise direction, as reflected here) involves one medium-length killer climb and plenty of other very short bursts of climbing, but is not an overly challenging ride physically.
The route alternates between nicely tree-covered and open. One creek-side section is particularly dense and cozy (the "dimple" noticeable in the southeastern end of the route plot). You'll encounter plenty of people hiking and walking dogs; it's a popular park. So, don't plan to break any speed records.
(Description edited with permission from (bayarearides.com/rides/redw…)
History & Background
The naming of the rainbow trout species was based on fish taken from the San Leandro Creek drainage, which includes Redwood Creek. Trout seen in the creek today are descendants of that pure strain.
Historical Landmark #970 is located at the fishway interpretive site a short distance inside the park's Redwood Gate park entrance off Redwood Road. The fishway was constructed at the creek in this area to help the trout reach their upstream spawning grounds. Please note that fishing is not allowed in the park.