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Fremont Older

Average Rating:    (2.74 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 62

Loose Fireroads with some short but sweet patches of singletrack. Small, crowded park where rangers give you speeding tickets (over 15 mph). But since it's so close, it's a perfect 'after-work' ride
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Latitude
37.286277442782634
Longitude
-122.05711841583252
Trail Directions
280 exit Foothill westgo for about 3 miles until you see the Sunken Parking lot on the left side.
Trail Length
12 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Cupertino
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Review Date
October 21, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Vince ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Nice place to go for beginners working on their skills, although the climb up from the prospect side can be a morale breaker. Beginners shouldn't climb up the other side. The trails to hit (singletrack) are Seven Springs and Toyon. These should be doable for beginners as long as they're not afraid of heights.

For intermediate riders, a couple of rides will make this ride seem boring. Only worth going to a few times. Good for locals

No blasting down the hill--this place is full of hikers.

Recommended Route:
Seven Springs
Toyon



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Review Date
May 26, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: fiendbear ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I got my start mountain biking at Fremont Older in 1988. I could ride from home, so it was a great after-work ride for several years. Had not been here in over 15 years... until a few days ago. The lousy weather up on Skyline and the approaching storm clouds led me back here. Turns out this place is still OK and you can get a pretty good workout too.

You can hit up most every trail in about two hours. A mix of fireroads and singletrack. Go during off peak periods to avoid as many people as possible. A good alternative when the weather up on Skyline is nasty or when you don't feeling like driving far (if at all).

Recommended Route:
Start from the Stevens Creek side. This is a good fireroad climb to the top. Once on top, hit up Vista, Bayview, Toyon, then head over and do Seven Springs loop. Go back the way you came in. Watch for radar on the way down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gap, Montebello, Skeggs, Purisma



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Review Date
November 15, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Mattlikestobike ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Very fun, easy trail to go to, however People really annoy me sometimes, when they get in your way. Also, there is a women who rides her horse periodically, and she yells if you are going to fast (from her point of view).. I was riding down hill, and its pretty steep, but i didnt want to jam on the brakes, so i was going at least 12mph, and she yells at me.. 15mph is the speed limit..

Recommended Route:
I take the "El Cerrito Trail" (name from google maps) From foothill exp. and continue untill you hit Stevens canyon road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Stevens Creek county Park



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Review Date
May 15, 2008

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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1.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Almaden Mike ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Fremont Older is a good place to get in a quick ride when time is limited. It's easy to get to and not very demanding. I'll come here every few months for my after work ride when I want a break from Quicksliver and Santa Teresa.

Its a pretty mellow fire road up with some kinda-fun single track down. Nothing technical.

Always filled with Cupertino/Saratoga riders on $4K bikes, dressed in glaringly bright lycra, huffing and puffing up the hill in their granny gear. Good for a laugh.

Recommended Route:
Go up then down, not much too it.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Quicksilver or Santa Teresa for early evening/after work rides. Grant Ranch for bigger stuff.



Comments
stiletto (07/14/2008)
I agree. It's nice to see that a "real" mtn. biker agrees with my review of rocky ridge, when the county workers flattened it....weak is correct. The portion of rocky ridge which was castrated was the toughest part of the trail to CLIMB without un-clipping. Or, try bombing down that last section without touching your brakes....the "big dangerous boulders", were a challenge. Anyone who likes rocky ridge in it's present state is a psuedo-mtn. biker.
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Review Date
March 31, 2008

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: aliikane ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Backside got killed by city of saratoga. Used to be an awesome trail. It was good because mostly only bikers would use the backside and it would separate the downhill bikers from the crowded trails of hikers and horses. Less accidents. They completely wrecked the trail, flattened all the jumps, took out all the obstacles, fenced the place to keep out bikers, put up video surveillance cameras (i think they are fake). They did all that to keep out bikers. Go figure. Biker discrimination. City of San Jose also flattened Rocky Ridge @ Santa Teresa Park. The only good trail over there. Weak.

Recommended Route:
Have to drive out of the area to find a good ride.



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