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blueBlack Water Dog Lake Park Loop

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Trail

7.4 mile 12.0 kilometer loop
75% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,087' 331 m
Descent: -1,083' -330 m
High: 705' 215 m
Low: 326' 99 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Surprisingly technical singletrack for suburban Silicon Valley.

John Harris

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Open sunrise to sunset. Trails are multi-use, but you're not likely to see horses here. Dogs are permitted on leash.

Overview

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.

Need to Know

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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Jun 29, 2019
Fabian Frank
1h 30m
Jun 2, 2019
Ryan Notch
1,349 ft climb 12.1mi — 1h 44m
Jun 2, 2019
David Beter
took almost every wrong turn I could 8.5mi — 1h 40m
Apr 15, 2019
Jon Morris
Great weather, dry trails. 6mi — 1h 06m
Jan 25, 2019
Dobromir Montauk
Jan 21, 2019
Philip Sun
Too muddy. Don’t ride.
Oct 13, 2018
Ezrei Poquiz
Aug 3, 2018
Michael Nichols
only did upper creek canyon trail. 0.7mi

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  4.2 from 65 votes

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