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Las Posadas

Average Rating:    (3.36 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

the riding is actually done behind pacific union college las posada proper is off limits. there is great riding here but not for beginners unless riding whith somone who knows the area. this is mountain lion habitat. there is no water. bring tools nearest bike shop is in calistoga. best place for a beer after riding surfwood in claistoga. have fun pack out your yuppie gu wrappers.
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Latitude
37.22158045838649
Longitude
-121.92626953125
Trail Directions
silverado trail in napa vallely to deer park rd.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Calistoga
   


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Review Date
January 31, 2014

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: 46zhp ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Im a regular skyline/ annadel/ tamarancho rider and was intrigued by the mention of small north shore style sections. Ive made a couple trips to explore alone ignoring the warnings… I used the map from this site http://kensbikeski.com/articles/local-off-road-riding-pg120.htm and found the printed trails reasonably easy to find. The problem is all the unmarked stuff, you will regularly come to 4-6 unmarked trailheads (in some areas 8+). Theres quite a few fun single track trails but most are short, and i never found some of the mentioned north shore stuff despite decently clear directions. The jumps and associated bridges and drops were decent enough for a return visit. Overall it seems fun and I'm sure a ride with someone experienced would improve the experience a ton because its hard to get a good flow going when just exploring.

Recommended Route:
I probably had the most fun with the switchbacks, and linking roller coaster to creek bed and then down .6 mile. Not sure of the names of other things but a few of the trails off the backside of the maze were a good time too.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Skyline, Annadel, Tamarancho



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Review Date
August 22, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: illiswillis ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is one of the best riding areas around St. Helena. Great singletrack, some downhill but I've never explored this area, small northshore section, dirt jumps, fire roads, and double track. Most of the riding is in the college property, but there are also some in the state forest area. Plenty of technical sections, some easy climbs. Never very crowded, and seeing others on trails is rare, but there are hikers, dogs, and horses, and parking is limited. Definitely go with someone who knows the area. You can find a map online but its not very helpful as it doesn't show a lot of the trails. Lots of poison oak so watch out.

Recommended Route:
For a good trail ride of singletrack, take 0.6 Mile to Creek Bed for a test of skills right of the bat. Then ride along the valley field fence towards The Maze. This is all killer singletrack, you just have to know which ones to take up and which to take down. Definitely hit Roller Coaster for a flying downhill singletrack. For a good downhill take Anqwish, but be prepared for a long fireroad climb back up. Angwish has an unmarked North Shore section that joins it 1/3 of the way down and has a different entrance. Other good trails include, Switchbacks, Rico's Singletrack, Bail Trail, and Gateway. But there are also plenty of unmarked jems.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I've only ridden Bothe which is only two fire roads, and Skyline. Bothe is a waste of time and an entrance fee. Skyline, while it takes a long time to reach the tops of trails, offers very long and rewarding descents for those willing to climb.



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Review Date
December 7, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Downhill Pimp ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Las Posadas is a pretty good trail. It doesn't have many REAL downhill areas but there is a ton of so-so singletrack and some good jump areas. I have just entered the world of Freeride/Downhill from All Mountain and am craving a good challenge. I would recomend the rollercoaster to anyone who wants to do some fast freeriding. Also alot of the trails down from there are good.

Recommended Route:
angwin-turn left next to PUC college-go to end of road-start on trail at end of road entrance



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Review Date
April 26, 2005

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: velocipus ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
It's GONE!!! All grapes and Huge mansions. I guess all good things must come to an end. It's all private property. At least we still have skyline in Napa and Annadel in Santa Rosa.

Recommended Route:
Annadel State Park

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Annadel State Park



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Review Date
May 11, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Ronny , from Angwin

Summary:
Gentlemen please remove your hats and bow your heads for one of the greatest mountain biking parks has passed and gone. The vally's thirst for wine and unquenchable need for more grapes has thrust a dagger into the hearts of mountain bikers who have ever ridden here. I rode through just to see the "progress" of the land and I almost cried. What was once a curvacious, wooded wonderland is now a graded and flat wasteland. I can't bear to look at it anymore. Next year they will be putting in vines for wine grapes. Angwin is one of the best applations for wine grapes, but that doesn't do a damn thing for mt. bikers.

Recommended Route:
You can come, but there isn't anything here to ride

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Other trails? Other trails? Like this one? I



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