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Old Haul Road Out and Back

 8 votes

11.5 Miles 18.5 Kilometers


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Singletrack

768' 234 m

Ascent

-760' -232 m

Descent

604' 184 m

High

269' 82 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

All Clear

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A beginners mountain biking ride deep in the redwoods

Sean McKenna

Overview

No dogs.
This is simply an out and back ride. A great place to take beginners. The trail is a fire road and great on hot summer days. The ride is mostly in the shade of 2nd-growth redwoods.

Need to Know

There are only a couple steep parts. You may run into a few horses on the weekends.

Description

This is a great ride for beginners. It doesn't receive a lot of traffic even though the close proximity to other parks. To make it really fun for a beginner, stop at Alice's Restaurant, Skyline and 84, on the way back and grab something to eat.

Directions are as follows: from I-280 at Woodside, take Highway 84 west for 13 miles to La Honda. Turn left on Pescadero Road and drive 1 mile, then bear right to stay on Pescadero Road. Continue 4.2 miles to Wurr Road on the left. Turn left and drive 0.25 mile to the trailhead.

History & Background

The Old Haul Road was an old logging route that runs between Pescadero Creek County Park and Portola Redwoods State Park. The historic railroad bed tunnels through a thick forest of second-growth redwoods, providing a smooth, easy ride that gains only 500 feet in elevation.

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Dec 3, 2017
Bogdan Kravtsov
Fun, lots of uphill. 10mi
Nov 24, 2017
Josh London
9mi
Sep 11, 2016
Cuyler Dingwell
11.5mi — 1h 17m
Aug 20, 2016
Eric Ready
Easy, peaceful out and back 11.5mi
Aug 20, 2016
Andrea Nielsen
Peaceful — 1h 45m
Aug 13, 2016
Tia Lioi
Aug 6, 2016
David Barnes
Little chilly but a great ride 11.5mi — 9h 30m
May 14, 2016
Scott King
Awesome easy trail for beginners! Lots of redwoods. 14mi

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