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Gonzales Canyon Connector

Intermediate
 4.1 (7)

A nice singletrack trail to connect south of Freeway 56 without riding on road.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Singletrack

246' 75 m

High

139' 42 m

Low

110' 33 m

Up

100' 31 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Need to Know

Shared use trail with hikers from nearby neighborhood.

Description

Connector trail between Santa Monica Ridge Trail & SR 56 Bike Trail eventually ending at Gonzales Canyon Trail. The start point is just south of the 56 Fwy. It begins with very narrow singletrack through tall brush and trees passing under the 56 Fwy. The entire trail is such. At Del Mar Heights Rd the trail continues under the highway and veers to a more northwest direction through tunnels carved from the brush and trees, much like Tunnel #4 nearby. There is very little elevation change on this trail. A portion of the trail at Del Mar Heights Rd. underpass there is some deep sand for about 30 yards and a couple of bike jumps. This trail is a shortcut to Gonzales Canyon and very fun to ride.

Contacts

Shared By:

James Camy

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 7 votes

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  4.1 from 7 votes
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#536

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Photos

Riding through tunnels of scrub oak on Gonzalez Canyon connector trail
Nov 9, 2020 near Carmel…, CA
Singletrack to Gonsales Canyon.
Nov 11, 2014 near Fairban…, CA
Singletrack to Gonsales Canyon.
Nov 11, 2014 near Fairban…, CA
Del Mar Heights Rd underpass.
Jun 2, 2018 near Carmel…, CA
Trailhead.
Jun 2, 2018 near Carmel…, CA
Tunnel.
Jun 2, 2018 near Carmel…, CA

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Mar 11, 2021
Tom Chalgren
Really muddy after the rain 6.1mi — 2h 00m
Nov 8, 2020
Jaimie K
Trail flooded from rain earlier in the day in just a couple of small spots. 29mi — 3h 00m
Aug 26, 2020
Robert Haley
5mi