August 27, 2004
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Reviewed by: punkassean
Grapevine trail is super fun and one of the more technical sections of singetrack I've found in Coe park. It has some really tight corners and brief sections of rock gardens and a few very small (>1') drop-offs. I only wish the trail was bit longer because it such a blast. The climb up Coit Road is really not too bad with only occasional and short steep sections, for the most part it is a nice fairly shallow grade. Overall this trail is really fun but in order to get a "complete" ride you might want to add to the loop by doing some other trails in the vicinity such as Cullen Trail, Anza Trail and Grizzly Gulch Trail.
Ascend Coit Road up 4 miles to Grapevine trail, descend to Grapevine springs. Decide at this point whether you want to head back to the car or ride more. If you want to head back go right down the fir road back to south park entrance. If you want to ride more I recommend going left up Anza trail to either Cullen Trail to Grizzly Gulch to Spike Jones trail or just take Anza all the way back to the fire road and back to the south park entrance. I highly recommend purchasing one of the parks great "plastic" topographical maps. They are incredibly detailed and will give you a great idea of what's in store as far as elevation change etc. Some trails in Coe ascend as much as 1000' vertical in about 1 mile! Bring lots of water (100oz) and be sure to start your ride properly hydrated.
Other recommended trails in the same area:
Grizzly Gulch, Spike Jones, Anza Trail, Coit Spring Trail, Cattle Duster Trail, Jackson Trail, Rock Tower Trail, Domino Pond Trail.