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Long Ridge Loop

 4.7 (9)

6.0 Miles 9.7 Kilometers


50%

Singletrack

689' 210 m

Ascent

-689' -210 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

2,668' 813 m

High

2,182' 665 m

Low

Shared By John Linney

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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

Dogs No Dogs

Features -none-

The trail down to Peters Creek Trail is closed during winter months.

Overview

This is an excellent casual ride or an introduction for beginners who are wanting to step up from fire roads and sample a bit of everything that the area has to offer. Some steady climbs, fun punchy descents, and great views all add up to make this a great ride.

Description

Start by climbing up the Hickory Oaks Trail. Keep right at the first intersection and then keep left on the Hickory Oaks Lookout Spur for some breathtaking views out to the coast. From this high point, continue on the Hickory Oaks Trail for a rolling descent down to the intersection to take a right on the Hickory Oaks Connector.

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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Nov 16, 2018
Terence Cruz
Nov 10, 2018
Max Shi
Aug 17, 2018
Steve Dorsey
Fun and rolly-polly. Shade, sun, drop, climb. This one's got it all.
Aug 4, 2018
Joshua Henshaw
Jul 4, 2018
Jeongkeun Lee
May 2, 2018
Ido Basch
6mi
Feb 4, 2018
Charles James
6mi
Nov 18, 2017
Wendy Yeh
Closed in the singletrack section today due to rain

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 9 votes

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in La Honda

#617

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in California

#617

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