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Canyon Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (8)

Chill ride down to the bottom of Stevens Canyon


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Map Key

5.1

Miles

8.3

KM

Doubletrack

2,210' 674 m

High

1,036' 316 m

Low

114' 35 m

Up

1,287' 392 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

A common way to ride this trail is from Monte Bello Open Space parking lot, turning around for the out and back at the Table Mountain Trail turn-off. There may be parking on Stevens Canyon Road, but that's not confirmed at the time of this review.

This trail has a bit of everything. It starts out as doubletrack and eventually turns into slightly more technical singletrack with rocks and roots in the last 1/3 of the trail. The narrower section is also at the bottom of the canyon so expect wetness during winter and spring seasons, and even a creek crossing.

Getting down into the canyon is some wide smooth downhill that you can go really fast on, just watch out for others on the trail. But what goes down must come up, so be ready for a workout on the ride back.

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Johnny Yip

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  3.5 from 8 votes

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Photos

Creek crossed... right before Table Mountain Trail climb.
Feb 16, 2021 near Loyola, CA
Bike packing continues along the Canyon Trail.
Apr 17, 2018 near Los Alt…, CA
Lower half of Stevens Creek Canyon Trail in mid-December 2019.  Note moss on trees and heavy leaf cover on trail.
Dec 21, 2019 near Loyola, CA
Upper Canyon Trail on Stevens Creek.
Jan 25, 2016 near Los Alt…, CA
Stevens Creek water crossing on Canyon Trail.
Jan 25, 2016 near Loyola, CA

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Dec 5, 2020
Jeongkeun Lee
Dec 31, 2019
Sheila Tost
Closed to bikes seasonally.
Jul 28, 2019
Everth Ramirez
Nov 3, 2018
Neal Manjeshwar
Beautiful sunset ride 10.2mi
Oct 14, 2018
Sorin Papuc
Rode this trail as part of a Mountain View - Stevens Creek Park - Stevens Canyon Rd - Canyon trail - Page Mill Rd - back to MV. Pretty good loop 30mi — 2h 30m
Jul 1, 2017
Charles James
Ride to the bottom
May 1, 2017
Evan McNiel
Apr 29, 2017
Alan Foster
Parked at bottom of road at T intersection