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Water Dog Lake Park Loop

 41 votes

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°)

All Clear

11 days agoUpdate

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.
Dogs: Leashed

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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Nov 12, 2017
Joe Scialfa
Technical trail with a lot of climbing. Little chance to really gain speed on the downhills due to numerous switchbacks. 4.6mi
Nov 11, 2017
Kamil Walas
Nov 5, 2017
Arto K
Oct 21, 2017
Ray Krebs
9.5mi
Sep 28, 2017
Ryan Loomis
Sep 9, 2017
Dennis Thompson
7.6mi
Aug 26, 2017
Matt Gribben
Aug 13, 2017
Charlie Markusen
Great run with jack and Ian. Ripped down the road and then found the 2 minute max descent after a slow incline which we hit three or four times to cap

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  4.2 from 41 votes

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Conditions


All Clear 11 days ago
Some Mud - firm and fast with few puddles, perfect climbing density.
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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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