Long Ridge Loop
ElevationAscent: 689' 210 m
Descent: -689' -210 m
High: 2,668' 813 m
Low: 2,182' 665 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“This short ride has everything, from amazing views to steep flowing forest, with tight switchbacks and open fire roads.”— John Linney
At the next two intersections, keep straight to reach the Long Ridge Road. A pleasant pedal along the ridgeline soon brings riders to a stone bench with another great view towards the sea. Make sure to head right on the Long Ridge Trail singletrack as it heads into the trees (the adjacent Portola Heights Road is closed to visitors).
Here you'll find fast downhill singletrack and several switchbacks that can take you somewhat by surprise. At the bottom in a small clearing, stay left on the singletrack. If you're short on time, you could head right on the Long Ridge Trail Connector for a fire road bail out.
Up next is a short, punchy climb followed by a fun, steep descent down to Peters Creek Trail. Follow it south as it joins the fire road. At the pond, make the ascent up several switchbacks to reach the Long Ridge Road intersection again. From there, retrace your steps on the Hickory Oaks Connector and Hickory Oaks Trail back to the parking area.
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Land Manager: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space