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ElevationAscent: 1,810' 552 m
Descent: -1,846' -563 m
High: 1,623' 495 m
Low: 81' 25 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)
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“A close to town loop offering new options to your Sand Point climb or just a way to have fun in town”— Garritt Cusack
Family Friendly Access to and from would probably be best from Epicenter Cycling in Aptos. However, this ride offers fun short loops with not much climbing and the best part is it's actually open to bikes!
You'll descend for a little less than a mile before you reach Terrace Trail & Vienna Woods Trail intersection. From here you have options, even though on the State Park map the trail dead ends at the creek, crossings are possible from all trail locations at this time. Anyhow, I prefer to continue on Vienna Woods by taking a left. Almost immediately, Vienna Woods Trail will fork again in which you'll stay LEFT and continue down to the creek where there is an actual Bridge Crossing.
After crossing the creek, you'll be on Aptos Rancho Trail and can either continue up to Georges Picnic Area and Sand Point Overlook or you can head right and back down Aptos Rancho Trail into town for a shorter ride. All of these options are going to be easy aerobically with no technical riding except for a few redwood roots crossing the trail.