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Hogan Trail

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

This is very technical singletrack, and should NOT be ridden by beginners. The trail is only 10 miles (out & back), but it will work you. There's a lot of short, steep ups and downs, and not a lot of high-speed sections. If you can ride this trail, you can ride just about anywhere! Very hot in the summer, with no water available on the trail. SCAAB (Stockton Cyclists Are Always Bleeding) is continuing to work on this trail to make it longer. Please wear your helmet!
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Latitude
37.944718
Longitude
-121.402818
Trail Directions
Take Highways 12 or 26 out of Stockton to Valley Springs. At the four way stop, continue on 12 another 1/4 mile to Lime Creek/So. Petersburg. Turn right, then turn right again on So. Petersburg. Follow this for approx. 2 miles to Acorn East Campground. Park in the Day Use area. Follow the signs to the trail head. The signs will not tell you of the beginning of the trail (yet), so keep a lookout to your left for singletrack. If you find yourself on a wide, easy trail, (the Rim Trail) you missed the singletrack and will need to double back.
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Valley Springs
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Review Date
December 29, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: yeti ,  Racer

Summary:
Trail in good condition. Very fast. I get a good ten mile workout. And 900ft of climing



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Review Date
September 30, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Eric M ,  Racer

Summary:
First off this was my first attempt at MTN biking. I had never even set tire on a real bike trail previous this experience. I started off riding bmx as a kid and dropped it. Later picking it back up in the form of a road bike ( which is great safe fun most times). So I went and got a new2013 29r Dback overdrive and I loved it. While the rest of the party on there 26 huff end and puffed up the hills I seemed to effortlessly move upward. Just as I got comfortable here comes the first big down hill. So I make it down but as I get to the base of the hill I had slowed to much and hit a rock I could have easily rolled over with speed and did a crash landing on my right side. I got to my feel angry and a bit shaken I am reminded that I am made of flesh. At this point I said f it and got back on to keep going. After my meeting with the floor I gained a new respect for the trail. Other than that I'm bit I love it and will be back ASAP. Ps if anyone is interested looking for more ppl to ride with

Recommended Route:
All of them that's what I'm trying to do



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Review Date
November 23, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Finch Platte ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Fun stuff, Maynard. Great trail in the winter when you can't ride anywhere else.

Recommended Route:
Trail starts out of campsite 17 in Oak Knoll campsite. From there, you're on your own because if you don't know your way around, it's hard to know which trail to take.

PM me if you want to check it out, I'll take you on the tour.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Melones.



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Review Date
January 14, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: tony ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Hogan's Res. Is a great place to ride but you have to ride it a few times to learn your way around,no trail markers. The other reviews give you a good idea of what to expect, all but the bonehead review, he should sell his bike. This is a great winter ride dries out after a day. Not worth doing in the summer. If you live close by and need to get a good work out in, This trail fits the bill. Local riders have cut the brush back.







Recommended Route:
check other reviews for parking, I will try to give best route. From parking area go through gate lower left side of parking area follow pavement to a short trail on right, right again on pavement to end of camp ground. Left at last camp ground turn, Trail starts 2 or 3 camp spots up on right. Follow this trail stay left it will take you up to a bench with a nice view, from there drop down the trail go through gate, stay on this the upper trail about 2.5 miles in you will come out on top were there are two trails, Take trail to left head down hill go left at intersection, there are a couple of trail ops. All end up same place,go all the way to the end your now 5 miles in. Cow trails past here so turn around.On way back go past down hill you came down, about 3/4 mile. Look hard on right you will see the start of switch back climb, this climb will put you in the red, at top take trail to the left follow back the same way you came. For a bonus loop you can take lower trail back to bottom of down hill, climb this if you can! Then down switch back and back in on lower trail. Total ride about 2.5 hours



































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Review Date
July 19, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: cuzimoutsidethebox ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Very technical, I rode it last week. You need lots of water as there is no place to get any on the trail and there is no shade unless you wanna crawl under a shrub (laugh but you'll think about it). Lots of quick hairpin turns and plenty of climbing. A great workout!

Recommended Route:
Park at Acorn west and ride down.



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