Tehachapi Greenbelt Ride
ElevationAscent: 536' 163 m
Descent: -536' -164 m
High: 3,894' 1,187 m
Low: 3,571' 1,088 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
“This ride has beautiful mature oaks and wildlife galore.”— Steve Hansen
Family Friendly MOST but not all of these trails are mild to moderately easy with not much elevation change. I have seen kids on BMX bikes and kids under 10 years old ride them.
Note: there is very little actual singletrack riding on this trail and the trail is not marked at any point.
This left-hand departure from the tracks (Singletrack to Pipe) is fast and flowing as you keep descending to Hans Rey. This is a popular section so be on the lookout for other users.
Ahead, keep left at the split to ride Hans Rey. This is one of the most beautiful trails in the area and the seasonal creek, mature oak canopy, and frequent wildlife sightings make it a real winner! All too soon, the singletrack gives way to a road-trace that heads to the Tom Sawyer Loop.
The loop around the lake can be ridden in either direction and it's a nice way to add some singletrack mileage. Beware that the lake can be a bit smelly if the water level is low and you're likely to encounter equestrian riders here.
When you've completed a lap around the water, head back the way you came and take a left before the first house. Head north on Bald Mountain Drive then keep straight on the road-trace, keep heading straight onto Watson Place and veer left at the end of the cul-de-sac.
Across the next road you'll find two trails. Take the left option over dips and climbs to Marigold Ave. Keep heading north for a little ways before making a right on Sycamore Drive. At the next intersection turn right, away from Quail Canyon Road, and get ready for another fast section of singletrack on Rattlesnake Downhill that soon connects to Brite Creek Wash.
Brite Creek Wash features a pleasant road that casually winds at the bottom of a small valley as it heads to Nar Sprint and then to Singletrack to Pipe. If you want to maximize your riding, turn left onto Nar Sprint and descend till the end. From there, make your way back and turn toward Singletrack to Pipe to start the gentle return trip back to the parking area.
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