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A twisty downhill shortcut trail with bridges.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Singletrack

2,154' 656 m

High

1,998' 609 m

Low

260' 79 m

Up

296' 90 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

The Oljon Trail (pronounced "ol-hon") is the newest addition to the preserve's trail network, having opened in July 2014. Pick up this trail from the new parking lot at CM00 or CM03 gate. Oljon initially appears to be a fire road, but don't despair- it quickly turns into fun, narrow singletrack. The descent utilizes multiple wooden bridges and numerous switchbacks to meet Steam Donkey Trail roughly at its mid-point.

The Oljon Trail allows you to avoid the half mile of biking on Skyline Boulevard to get to the beginning of Steam Donkey Trail. While you miss almost half of Steam Donkey Trail when you use this shortcut, the trade-off is worthwhile: that part of Steam Donkey Trail is arguably its less interesting half and, this way, you also skip one of the two steep bits of climbing on that trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Megan W with improvements by Chris M

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 18 votes

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  4.3 from 18 votes
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Trail Rankings

#134

in California

#1,689

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Fun and flowy sections everywhere at El Corte Madera Open Space Loop!
Dec 20, 2020 near Woodside, CA
Steam Donkey is just awesome.
Dec 20, 2020 near Portola…, CA
A steamy start.
Dec 20, 2020 near Portola…, CA
At the top of Oljon
Dec 20, 2020 near Woodside, CA
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Aug 19, 2023
Pancho Schwang
Oct 4, 2021
Mike Dahlquist
Sep 1, 2021
Sam Price
So good. 6.5mi — 1h 05m
Jan 30, 2021
James Bishop
Trail is in pretty good shape considering the weather over the last week. A little muddy, lots of branches down, a couple trees down on Spring Board. 8.6mi — 1h 22m
May 31, 2020
Nikhil Viswanathan
May 6, 2020
SANDEEP Acharya
3mi — 90h 00m
May 29, 2018
Stephen Benson
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