“A nice out and back that you can ride from Downtown Los Gatos, CA.
— Josh Davidson
Watch out for rangers with radar guns (rare). Helmets required.
A 2,200' foot fire road climb to some great views of the Bay Area and Santa Cruz/Los Gatos mountains.
You cannot park at the dirt start...you must climb through neighborhoods to access. You can get a speeding ticket on the descent but it's rare. You can also get a ticket for not wearing a helmet as well as for wearing headphones.
There are no big walls to contend with...just a steady grind. This ride can be very hot with loose dirt in the summer - there's little in the way of shade. It's definitely more of an 'exercise ride' with a long, sustained climb to top.