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Woodrat Trail

 5 votes

Length

0.5 Miles 0.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

0' 0 m

Ascent

-185' -56 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

715' 218 m

High

530' 162 m

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A short, shaded, trail that connects the Meadowlark Trail with the Arastradero Creek Trail.

Kristen Arendt

Overview

The preserve is open from 8 am to sunset throughout the year. Hours are posted at the parking lot and can be found online. The Bowl Loop Trail is one of the seasonal trails and may be closed due to rain. Call 650-329-2423 or check online.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

To access the Woodrat Trail, use the Juan Bautista de Anza Trail and turn left at the first Meadowlark Trail intersection. Follow the Meadowlark Trail for .3 miles, and then the trail breaks off to the left.

The trail narrows and becomes dirt as it leaves the Meadowlark Trail and makes its way toward a connector trail on the right that leads to Bowl Loop. The trail moves toward the left and the woods that are found there. It starts to descend in earnest, which makes it a popular trail for mountain bikers as there are several switchbacks that make for a challenging descent.

The shade of the trail is nice and provides nice cover from the sun. Birds can be seen in the trees along the trail as it descends through the ravine. The trail straightens out as it approaches the Arastradero Creek Trail, which is a wide, gravel trail that runs from the Juan Bautista de Anza Trail (to the left) and the Foothills Park entrance (to the right). Going to the left will allow you to return to your car by passing the Arastradero Lake.

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Jul 8, 2017
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Neither of the photos above are Woodrat Trail? Oct 12, 2016
Kristen Arendt
Boulder, CO
Kristen Arendt   Boulder, CO  
You are correct! Both photos shown above are on nearby trails (looks like Astradero Creek and Vista Point Trail) - the trails pull in photos from nearby trails as well as photos that are located directly on the trail - the best way to tell where a photo was taken is to take a look at the photo's placement on the map - hope that makes sense! Oct 12, 2016

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