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Christmas Hill Park

Average Rating:    (2.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

paved trail on top of levy for bikes and walkers, dirt trails also available-to travel to atop of the hill, find the large amplitheatre in christmas hill, all the way in the back of the seating is a path to reach the top of the hill, take the trail towards the middle-right and scale the mountain-includes a number of downhill dips and 2 locations for BMX bikes to preform off-road jumps, with mounds as high as a couple of feet
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Latitude
36.99364128251303
Longitude
-121.58449172973633
Trail Directions
From San Jose, take 101 south to the Leavesley exit, turn left on Monterey Rd. and continue down past the 10th street intersection and make a right on Thomas Rd. continue down and up on the right will be the beginning of the Levy trail - along trail on left is Christmas Hill Park
Trail Length
one-way, i think the paved portion is 1-2 miles, i usually take the off-road, so im not sure
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Paved Path
City/County
Gilroy
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
March 6, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: ICE4Me ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Soil condition, loose dirt to hard pack. Many trails at the back side of the park towards the hay fields. Some single track and some fire roads.

Recommended Route:
You can start at the kiddy park side and climb the dirt switch back to the top of the hill. At the top are several ways down to a smaller hill climb. While this is a small area and not a place a would recommend as a destination it is very suitable for training and developing skills. Since it is close to where I live it is a great place for me to get a quick ride in. It is not unusual that I spend an hour or more just doing all the different trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Henry Coe Park, Gilroy entrance.



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Review Date
April 6, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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4.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Clay , from gilroy

Summary:
I like this trail because it is short and sweet and you can do it if you don't want to devout all day to a ride. I would recommend this to any cross country rider who lives in gilroy or is around for the molment. I would not recomend this for an all day ride because there is not enough trail.
In the begining its a hard climb on pavement followed by a lot of loose dirt (depending on the time of year) After that, the dirt hardens out and you can get some speed even though your going uphill. After the initial clime you get some pay off but watch out at the bottom. Depending on the time of year you can get all mucked up from the acumulation of water! Be careful with you shifting comming down hill. If you get too high, you won't be able to shift fast enough to start the steep climb at the bottom.

Recommended Route:
At the end of the ballpark go up & around the fence. Then ride behind the hayfield. Theres many different options from there. I like to follow the main trail till you come down a big slope and theres a steep hill and turn at the end of it. then you do a big clim not taking any switchbacks and at the end you get some prety good down hill in thats not too difficult.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
NONE



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Review Date
May 28, 2000

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

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2.33 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Gary Fisher , from Chico, CA

Summary:
Stooopid little kiddie park in Garlic town. Why is this here?

Recommended Route:
None, this is a damn jogging path, about as exciting for bikes as riding downtown.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Take the 3.5 hour drive to Chico and hit Bidwell Park, just be ready to be sore!



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