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South Leaf Trail

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 3.9 (11)

One of the most technically challenging trails in the Corte de Madera area.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

Singletrack

1,702' 519 m

High

1,485' 453 m

Low

178' 54 m

Up

347' 106 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Seasonal rainy season closures- call 650-691-1200 or openspace.org (Generally open May to October)

Need to Know

Snakes are often seen so people should watch out for snakes.

Description

The South Leaf Trail is cut into a steep hillside, roughly paralleling Star Hill Road. The surface is rough and strangely cambered with short, rooty, rocky climbs and drops. South Leaf Trail traverses high above El Corte de Madera Creek through pretty conventional looking forest. The narrow trail has a lot of up and down, making for a somewhat challenging finish to your ride.

The South Leaf Trail can be picked up from the CM08 gate, CM09 gate or either of the two short spurs between these two gates- just off Star Hill Road.

Contacts

Shared By:

Megan W with improvements by Alex Li

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 11 votes

#8091

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  3.9 from 11 votes
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Trail Rankings

#533

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#8,091

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Looking up at the steep drop on South Leaf. Note the drop-off on the right.
Dec 20, 2020 near Portola…, CA
The toughest part of South Leaf.
Dec 20, 2020 near Portola…, CA
Sweeping, narrow singletrack on SL.
Dec 20, 2020 near Portola…, CA
Coming down to the North Leaf/South Leaf junction.
Dec 20, 2020 near Woodside, CA
Banana slug!
Dec 20, 2020 near Portola…, CA
The bottom of South Leaf.
Dec 20, 2020 near Portola…, CA

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