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Rancho San Vicente and Calero Park

 4.5 (16)

9.4 Miles 15.2 Kilometers


50%

Singletrack

796' 243 m

Ascent

-796' -243 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

892' 272 m

High

416' 127 m

Low

Shared By Marco Paganini

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A loop around Rancho San Vicente and Calero Parks.

Marco Paganini

Dogs Leashed

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Overview

This is the longest possible loop on Rancho San Vicente and Calero (~9.5 miles). The trails are a mix of fire roads and wide singletrack. There are no technical sections, and the climbs are very gentle, which makes it a good place to bring beginners. There are nice views of the Calero Reservoir on the first half of the trail.

Need to Know

While the park has a surprising amount of tree coverage (for parks in this region), the southernmost trails (inside Calero) can get pretty hot, so bring plenty of water when riding during the hot months of the year. Also, keep in mind that not all trails in Calero County Park are bike legal! Consult the park map for up-to-date information.

Description

Rancho San Vicente opened to the public in March of 2018. The park shares trails with the larger Calero County Park, for a total of 9.5 miles of trails. The trails are about 50% fire road and 50% "wide" singletrack (which will get weathered down over time and become narrower). All of the climbs on this loop are gentle, and most people won't ever need to touch their granny gear. This is a nice, flowy ride for those days where stress is not desirable or when introducing someone to the sport.

The front side of the park has nice views of Calero Reservoir (from a somewhat unusual point of view). When riding back, make sure to stop at Lisa's Lookout for a quick rest.

Rancho San Vicente connects to Rancho Canãda del Oro via the Cottle Trail (get ready for the typical Bay area fire road climbs if you go that way.) It is also possible to connect to Almaden Quicksilver (via one mile on paved Almaden Road) or Santa Teresa County Park (via one mile on Fortini Road).

Contacts

Land Manager: Santa Clara County Parks

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Jul 8, 2018
Dimitri Pecoski
Very nice trail. Hot weather in afternoon. Nice views. Couldn’t see SF, but saw the bay. Trail flows very well. 10.6mi
Jul 1, 2018
Karl Klemmick
Jun 24, 2018
Ramakrishna Chakri
Jun 24, 2018
Jason LaFrenais
8.5mi
Jun 22, 2018
Amit Kedar
Jun 8, 2018
Sergiy Cherepov
first one 10mi — 1h 00m
Jun 6, 2018
Bryan Easton
Counterclockwise around the big loop sends you down the singletrack
May 25, 2018
Russ Callahan
Fun trails to spin the legs. Nothing so technical. Rode on my gravel bike with 700x40c tires. 9.5mi

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  4.5 from 16 votes

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This is definitely a green/beginner trail/loop, no technical features of even tight switchbascks. Nice scenery and some moderate ups/down to get flow. The 800' of climbing might be an issue for beginners still trying to find their fitness, but otherwise you can take the family here. This might become my go-to for a "fitness" spin loop...and you can add on Cottle and Chisnantuck Peak trails for for more vertical and tree cover. May 14, 2018

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