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Old Haul Road Out and Back

Easy/Intermediate
 4.2 (19) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A beginners mountain biking ride deep in the redwoods


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11.5

Miles

18.5

KM

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Singletrack

604' 184 m

High

269' 82 m

Low

768' 234 m

Up

760' 232 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs No Dogs

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No dogs.

Overview

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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Shared By:

Sean McKenna

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  4.2 from 19 votes

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Climbing Old Haul Road from Wurr Road
Aug 6, 2018 near La Honda, CA
Almost the beginning of the trail
May 3, 2015 near Portola…, CA
Almost in the end.
May 3, 2015 near Portola…, CA

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May 25, 2020
Rob G
Abbreviated ride due to trail closure at Towne Fire Rd. — 1h 00m
May 9, 2020
David Z
Nice trail through the redwoods. 11mi
Jul 14, 2019
Anthony Campbell
Great trial for my son and I 11.5mi — 1h 50m
Apr 19, 2019
Kevin Campagna
10.8mi — 1h 33m
Mar 16, 2019
Oscar Rodriguez
Great for beginners 4mi — 1h 00m
Mar 16, 2019
Tyler Wick
12mi — 2h 00m
Feb 23, 2019
Inkuk Kang
Feb 11, 2019
Aidan Shafland
some muddy sections but a great first ride with my new bike. didn't see anyone else out there. some work has been done on culvert replacements and… 5mi