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Old Haul Road Out and Back

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11.5 Miles 18.5 Kilometers


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768' 234 m

Ascent

-760' -232 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

604' 184 m

High

269' 82 m

Low

Shared By Sean McKenna

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A beginners mountain biking ride deep in the redwoods

Sean McKenna

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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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Nov 3, 2018
otherone
12.5mi — 1h 40m
Sep 29, 2018
CY Li
Note construction closure! Old Haul Rd posted closed at 1.8mi, and fenced closed at 2.4mi (both from Hoffman Creek Trailhead) 5mi
Sep 9, 2018
Gen Ben
Sep 1, 2018
Keith H
Aug 23, 2018
Halldor Fannar
Aug 18, 2018
Jose Anthony Llanes
first ride of many 16.3mi
Aug 18, 2018
Jay Llanes
First MTB trail 16.3mi
Aug 6, 2018
Nick Wright
Rode up from Pescadero to Portola Redwoods via Wurr Road and Old Haul. Great condition. Mellow, gradual ascent with a few steep bits. 10mi — 1h 00m

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