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Baldwin Loop

 1.6 (7)

3.2 Miles 5.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

568' 173 m

Ascent

-574' -175 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

606' 185 m

High

32' 10 m

Low

Shared By Garritt Cusack

Conditions


Bad / Closed 35 days ago
Dry - the lower half of the trail is incredibly over grown to the point where I had to walk my bike down. lots of stinging nettle. I'd avoid the bottom half of this trail. History

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Beautiful trail that crosses ancient sandstone while descending to the coast.

Garritt Cusack

Dogs No Dogs

Features eMTB allowed

Description

Heading down Baldwin Loop is a singletrack trail, however about 50% back up is a fire road closed to motor vehicles.

From The top of Baldwin Loop and Enchanted Loop, you start with a fun rolling descent through grasslands. The mellow drop steepens, and you'll soon find yourself picking up speed. Luckily, there is a wide-open sight line which makes the high speeds feel comfortable. The max grade tops out at 17%, but the descent generally doesn't get much steeper than 14%.

Before reaching the bottom, you cross a cool drainage which provides nice shade and cool weather which the rest of the trail is pretty exposed. Enjoy the reprieve from the heat, and get ready for your climb back up.

The ascent is somewhat grueling, but the Baldwin loop is a must in the eastern part of the park. This trail can also be linked up with the Ohlone Bluff trail for a more mellow flat pedal back to the parking area.

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May 4, 2017
Elly Kay
Stinging nettle, poison oak and ticks!
Feb 23, 2013
Lost Justpastnowhere

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  1.6 from 7 votes

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Elly Kay
Mill Valley, CA
Elly Kay   Mill Valley, CA
We loved the uphill part of the trail, but were engulfed by poison oak, stinging nettle and ticks all the way down to Hwy 1 from the top. In hindsight, wish we had stopped and turned around instead of completing the Loop. May 8, 2017
Clint D  
As stated. This track is still full of overgrown poison oak (now head height). and stinging nettle. Do not ride. I made the mistake of riding it today. May 6, 2018
Diana L
Palo Alto, CA
Diana L   Palo Alto, CA
We rode down the Baldwin west train on 5/8/2018 and it was awful. Thorny vegetation was 6' high in places, so overgrown that you could not see the trail. We made it down (although at times had to push our bikes down in front of us to clear a path) but we got clobbered by thorns, poison nettles, poison oak and ticks. Do not ride this trail until it has been cut back -- not fun at all even though it was a gorgeous day. The ocean was right in front of us but we were in survival mode. May 10, 2018

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