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Lake Calavera Tour

 
 14 votes

4.8 Miles 7.7 Kilometers


50%

Singletrack

388' 118 m

Ascent

-384' -117 m

Descent

379' 116 m

High

221' 67 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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A great route through Calavera Preserve, curvy singletrack and fun downhills.

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Overview

This is a set of three fun loops you can do as a contiguous ride, or shortcut if you like. Terrain is sandy chaparral, with curvy singletrack and some fun downhill sections.

There are plenty of runners, hikers, and other bikers coming the other way on these trails, so watch ahead of you!
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

Park along Tamarack Ave when you see the gate and dam down the hill. Enter the preserve by going around the gate, and then head straight down across the dam. Follow the full track for the best continuous loop, but you can shortcut back by eliminating the further loops. The shortest loop would be simply going around the lake only.

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Jul 15, 2017
Abe Demcho
10mi
Jul 14, 2017
Abe Demcho
Jul 2, 2017
Jim D
5.1mi
Jul 2, 2017
Ali Hummos
10mi — 2h 00m
Apr 24, 2017
Adam Dm
Apr 20, 2017
Mike Colon
Dec 29, 2016
Dan Lau
Nov 26, 2016
Michael Gomez
Good new ride! Liked it and good hidden technical parts. 5.8mi

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  3.9 from 14 votes

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  3.9 from 14 votes
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#71

in California

#472

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Conditions


All Clear 43 days ago
Dry - Whoever said "closed" is full of it. This place is OK but sandy and very little tech. And the best trail in the place is off the map (outside...
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Park near the new high school on Cannon Road near College. There's signage that says "Trail Parking". Dec 18, 2015


The local bike shop also told me to park near the high school at the end of Cannon road, but the trail that connects from there to the rest of the trail is closed to bicycles now! Jul 5, 2017


It's true! Land managers officially closed the unsanctioned trails between the lake and the high school. You can still park near the HS and take the asphalt/dirt trail up to the dam, where the sanctioned trail is. It's predominantly sand, I rated the trail intermediate, lots of potential for front tire wash out. This has been my favorite trail for the singletrack that's now sadly closed. Sad! Aug 1, 2017


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