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Trail

9.4 mile 15.2 kilometer loop
50% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 796' 243 m
Descent: -796' -243 m
High: 892' 272 m
Low: 416' 127 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Marco Paganini

A loop around Rancho San Vicente and Calero Parks.

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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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May 10, 2019
Stephen Fisher
Apr 28, 2019
Brian Maddox
Apr 21, 2019
Courtney Elliott
8.7mi — 1h 06m
Apr 12, 2019
Kevin Campagna
First ride — 2h 07m
Mar 22, 2019
Antonio Silveira
13mi
Mar 20, 2019
Sean Michael Joseph
8.2mi
Mar 17, 2019
Leo Ang
Feb 24, 2019
Lan Dung
trail closed to bikers. Conditions are bad. Major erosion due to recent storms leading to gigantic ruts.

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