Water Dog Lake Park Loop

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Trail

6.8 Miles 10.9 Kilometers


75%

Singletrack

1,217' 371 m

Ascent

-1,215' -370 m

Descent

705' 215 m

High

321' 98 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

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Surprisingly technical singletrack for suburban Silicon Valley.

John Harris

Overview

Open sunrise to sunset. Trails are multi-use, but you're not likely to see horses here. Dogs are permitted on leash.
Water Dog Lake Park consists of steep sided Chaparral surrounding a small lake, nestled in suburban Silicon Valley. But dont let that fool you, this is a surprisingly technical trail system if you stay off the fire road.

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Watch out for Poison Oak.

Description

This 6.8 mile loop covers most of the trails in the park and almost all of the singletrack. The trail is often narrow and traverses steep sided chaparral. It's laid out for bike riding so while it's sometimes steep, it's always rideable. There are a few steep loose, rutted sections and narrow wooden bridges that may intimidate the less experienced rider, but they can be easily avoided.

The loop takes an hour or less if you're fit and don't stop, more than an hour if you stop or are not familiar with the route. Once you have it dialed in this can be a rip-snortingly fast ride. Have fun!

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Oct 22, 2016
Pete Nuessmann
Super fun flowy technical singletrack and an awesome
Oct 13, 2016
Steve Gibson
Oct 9, 2016
Eric Blessing
80* 5.1mi
Sep 3, 2016
Lana Mikheeva
Aug 16, 2016
Andrew Zarzar
5mi
Jul 23, 2016
Aaron Isotton
May 4, 2016
Ramon Lobo
Mar 8, 2016
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  4.2 from 24 votes

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Conditions


Minor Issues 37 days ago
Some Mud
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A fun ride, but the uphill battle is tough for a beginner. Muddy days can be an issue for some. Tuck your clothes in! I found a tick on my side in January. :( Jan 7, 2016


Overall nice ride, but a bit tricky for beginners, there are quite a few sections with deep ruts, or steep terrain that gets pretty slidy when it's very dry. Jul 23, 2016


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