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Big trees trail

Average Rating:    (3.83 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 18

steep turning climbs, lots of roots, nice rock drops at the end.
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Latitude
37.809512710254495
Longitude
-122.18135833740234
Trail Directions
From highway 13 get off at redwood road/35th ave. , go up redwood past safeway until you get to Skyline blvd., make a left on Skyline, go about a half mile past the ranger station(on right) take the next right (it will still be Skyline) , go about a quarter mile, the trail head is on the left right after a big hairpin turn its a double trail head sequia bayview is a wide trail so go to the right up the hill and your on big trees.
Trail Length
miles roughly three
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Oakland
   


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Review Date
January 16, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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2.11 of 5, 9.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Danois ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Big Tree like some other single track trails in JM is CLOSED to mountain bikers after the first rain until the last one, that is pretty much from November to April. I am biking or hiking in JM 3 times a week on LEGAL trails and I see more and more downhillers showing no respect for that beautiful park. I also witnessed great damage done to that trail by bikers who don't know how to brake without skidding, over a period of 3 years. Stay away from that trail if you cannot respect it.

Recommended Route:
the highway if you do not agree on my review

Other recommended trails in the same area:
absolutley none to downhillers



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Review Date
November 6, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: hikers suck , from oakland

Summary:
i dont think big trees is that difficult.

Recommended Route:
l pretty much like all the trails here

Other recommended trails in the same area:
the one off seq. the one downhill part with the rocks and logs is ok, still havent found any part of miller that is challenging



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Review Date
October 4, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Furious D. , from Berkeley

Summary:
Short and Sweet. Probably a mile or a little more, but good technical uphill and downhill. I'm not too sure if it's legal.

Recommended Route:
Ride to end of Seqouia Bayview trail. It's there.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sequoia, Chaparral(Watch for cops), cinderella trail



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Review Date
July 23, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Please Select

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Norcal_Iceman , from Aalmeda,Ca

Summary:
Very ruff and rocky with steep drops. It was wet in spots making it even more challenging. I would say this is a advanced trail. Was very fun to ride down from Roberts park, was extremely hard to ride back. I had dismount on a couple hills (wet rock, and very steep). The jump near the start is very fun.

Recommended Route:
Above directions are good, I parked at Roberts park and rode across the street to Big trees

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Graham trail, dunn trail



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Review Date
April 27, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Phil McCracken , from Oakland, CA

Summary:
The previous reviewer is full-o-crap. Joaquin Miller Park's traila are pretty much ALL open to bikes, save for a few portions (the lower Palos Colorados and a few others - check the signs) Also, Big Trees is CLOSED during the "Rainy Season" (November - April). Anyway, it's a nice, pseudo-challenging singletrack that traverses some shady, wooded groves of redwoods with a final rocky jump at the end. Trynot to scare the dog-people away, and ring your damn bell!

Recommended Route:
Start down by Sequoia Bayview next to Skyline Drive. End at same.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Side-O



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