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A great beginner's ride a few miles north of Davenport.


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11.5

Miles

18.5

KM

5%

Singletrack

269' 82 m

High

32' 10 m

Low

389' 119 m

Up

389' 119 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

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Overview

A family or beginner-oriented ride on mostly doubletrack, with one short section of challenging singletrack that is walkable for the beginners in your group. The falls are great, even in low water years.

Need to Know

Bring a lock if you are visiting the Berry Creek Falls.

Description

This is a great beginner's ride a few miles north of Davenport. The park is officially named Rancho del Oso. Park outside the gate or across the street at the Waddell Beach parking lot. The trail is mostly doubletrack, but there are some short segments of singletrack as well. The climbs are short/easy and the entire route is non-technical as it follows Waddell Creek. Although it is definitely a beginner ride, the length will allow for a good workout. In addition, this route has great shade cover, making it a good choice for a hot day.

The end of the trail there is a bike rack (bring a lock) which will allow you to lock your bike if you want to make the 0.5 mile hike up to the falls where there is a viewing platform. The hiking trail connects with other hiking trails coming from Big Basin, so you'll see other hikers headed down to the coast from the Sky-to-Sea Trail

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Brendan Lahiff

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  4.5 from 34 votes

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One of the sections where the trail narrows to singletrack
Jul 1, 2015 near Boulder…, CA
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Check-Ins

May 12, 2023
Eric R
Trail closed due to damage from CZU complex fire.
Apr 10, 2021
Bryant Gaspar
trail is closed due to fires and will be awhile till they open again
Aug 9, 2020
Mark Rossetti
Very chill trail. Three of us did it at a mellow pace on a gravel bike and two commuter bikes, and had no trouble. Beautiful and pleasant!
Aug 2, 2020
Flo H
11.5mi — 1h 30m
Jul 19, 2020
Nicholle G
Jul 12, 2020
Ken Snyder
Great time with the family. Kids gave it 4.5 out of five, but Jeanne and I give it 5-stars! 14.1mi
Jul 8, 2020
Orlando Gonzales
Jul 7, 2020
Heather B
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