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Gridley Trail (22W05)

 4.3 (4)

5.9 Miles 9.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

2,609' 795 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

3,775' 1,151 m

High

1,166' 355 m

Low

Shared By Doron Weinstein

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A fun singletrack descent or tough climb with a beautiful view and a lot of elevation gain.

Doron Weinstein

Dogs Leashed

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Try to avoid riding here in the summer. Temps can easily reach the high 90's and the trail is very sun-exposed.

Description

Start at the end of Gridley Road - it dead ends at a gate to a private community. Parking is available along the road but is very limited.

The first part of the trail is very technical and rocky - parts of it are hike-a-bike.
At mile 0.4 you'll hit a fire road. Turn right and start climbing between the avocado fields. Please don't pick any avocados as they're private property.

At mile 0.7 you'll hit the last intersection for a while (until mile 5.8). Turn left and very quickly you'll be up in the mountains, gaining elevation on nice singletrack trails.

Between miles 1.5 and 3 you'll encounter a number of rock gardens. Some of them are quite technical, but all sections are ride-able.

Between miles 3 and 5, the trail becomes much steeper and narrower with a few switchbacks and washed-out sections. That is the most difficult part of the trail by far and you'll want to exercise extra caution here.

From mile 5 and on, the trail levels off and you're pretty much cruising to the top of the Gridley Trail for almost another mile.

At the end of Gridley Trail you'll hit Nordhoff Ridge Road which extends nearly 15 miles east-west. Turning left (West) will take you to Nordhoff Peak and Pratt Trail. Turning right (East) will take you to Sisar canyon and towards the Topatopa mountains.

The vegetation along the trail is low chaparral brush and small trees. The trail climbs North, so in the summer you'll be exposed to the sun most of the time. There are some creek crossings, but they tend to be wet only during the winter and they're rather shallow.

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Jun 26, 2018
Kevin Mayer
Amazing trail. Similar to strawberry peak loop in San Gabriels. Limited cell svc. Very steep 12.5mi — 4h 00m
Mar 6, 2017
Justin McBride
3mi

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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#304

in California

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A friend of mine went there about two weeks after the fire and there was a sign say it's closed. Feb 10, 2018
MIKEL AUCUTT
Ventura, CA
MIKEL AUCUTT   Ventura, CA
Trail is closed. USFS has no money for repairs. Locals are helping with GoFundMe gofundme.com/gridley-trail-… Apr 19, 2018
6/25/18 trail is open no issues damaged sections have been repaired good to go Jun 26, 2018

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