Eucalyptus Loop

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3.7 Miles 5.9 Kilometers


Doubletrack

458' 140 m

Ascent

-462' -141 m

Descent

929' 283 m

High

506' 154 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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A scenic fire road loop with some tree covered singletrack in the southern section.

Chad Saltikov

Overview

Family Friendly: For the adventurous only. The top section of the loop would be a nice place to enjoy a picnic lunch. However, the climb in/out is strenuous and not recommended for children.

Need to Know

The singletrack section of the southern loop is easiest if taken from east-to-west heading towards Enchanted Loop. There are two tricky technical sections to watch out for: a steep turn around an old tree and a punchy section on the western side just as you enter/exit the forest. The climbs can also be strenuous.

Description

There are several ways to get onto the loop. Heading down Chinquapin Trail you'll merge onto Eucalyptus Loop. The other ways to get on to the loop are from the southern part of the park either from Wilder Ridge Loop near Enchanted Loop or from Old Cabin on the eastern part of the park. If you come up Twin Oaks you can take Bobcat Trail to join up with Eucalyptus Loop.

If you go left from the Chinquapin Trail, you should see an area with a couple of park benches and a lone stand of tail trees. Here you can relax and enjoy the stunning view of the Monterey Bay.

The western part of the loop has a couple of really fun downhill sections. It is easy to get going pretty fast down these sections. Some of the turns can get slippery with loose gravel and ruts in the road. The eastern side has a few more twists and turns in the road but is an easier climb than the western side.

If you descend the western side of this loop, you'll end up at Enchanted Loop. Coming down the eastern side you can pick up Old Cabin or continue down to the tree covered area with some nice singletrack that also eventually joins up with Enchanted Loop.

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Minor Issues 70 days ago
Some Mud: Watch out for deep ruts in some of the fire roads.
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