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Pebble Beach Forest Area

Average Rating:    (4.13 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

Great fire roads and some single trek thats a bit hard to find. Lots of errosion thats fun to work with. Best thing is that there are no sand traps like in ford ord.
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Latitude
36.579695207405656
Longitude
-121.92249298095703
Trail Directions
Start at bottow of old quarry ( the one thats not being mined) and work your way up all the way up to the new quarry or the del monte forest.
Trail Length
a bit short
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Pacific Grove
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Review Date
April 12, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Dustin Ponko ,  Downhiller

Summary:
"white mountain" is pretty sick if your a local and just want a place to ride some mini DH and fun single track. Some of the more advanced trails are pretty steep and more DH oriented (you will need a front brake), where most you can ride on a hardtail and still keep up. There are some pretty big step ups and a hip thats like 40 feet at the top, so if your looking to go big...there are some other pretty sizeable jumps scattered around if you can find them. There are some dirt jumps near the bottom too, if you look.

Recommended Route:
Top of Highway 68, near the middle next to one of the visa point turn offs.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fort ord.



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Review Date
June 1, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 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: Jacob ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I live over here in Pacific Grove and I couldn't help myself from writing a review. My buddies and I ride here whenever we can which is every weekend during the school year and just about every day during summer. If you are looking for a place to find some new dirt this place is great. I'm still not sure though whether biking here is legal or not. There are no biking signs but one of my friends did a report on the biking laws regarding these forests and found that the only biking law was written about 20 years ago so that hikers and horses wouldn't get scared. This doesn't mean people won't yell at you. I've only had one bad experience which was when some lady yelled at me for leaving my bike off to the side of the fire road because she was claiming that she almost tripped over it. She probably did because she had her head in her phone and was texting. Besides that people just tell me to enjoy my ride, be safe, and have fun. One of my friends was parking his truck at the top and some lady yelled at him and called the rangers. When 2 rangers and a Fire Marshall showed up they told him he shouldn't park his car on the side of the road and that he should go park in the parking lot with the tourists and THEN hit the trails. Another time he was building a trail and the rangers found him and told him to go build some dirt jumps because it would have less of an effect on the environment. They really don't seem to care. If you manage to get out here, the trails are great. Get a local to help you out though because they are very well hidden. The trails range from a red rock limestone sand composition to pure dirt. The trails also have rocks, roots, jumps, drops, stairs, and berms. The trails will get very wet and the roots become slippery in the winter but besides that one will always have great traction. There are trails to meet anyone's needs or desires. The very first time I rode single track was out there on a BMX bike and now all the trails still offer their own challenge which changes from year to year. I say it is definitely worth a look. The aerobic difficulty of the trails depends on if you walk or ride, how hard you ride, and where you ride. The technical difficulty depends on what trails you ride but will probably vary from something anyone can ride to some trails you must be very experienced to ride.

Recommended Route:
Find a local.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Toro Park, Ford Ord, Santa Cruz. You need to hit up all of these. Especially Santa Cruz.



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Review Date
November 16, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Fo9Do9 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I used to ride these trails as a kid. They were nice then, for a kid. I had forgotten how small this patch of woods really is. It seems to be getting smaller all the time. I had been looking forward to riding Pebble today. But never again. I was climbing a fire road when I spotted this old lady with a lab. The dog took off towards me and I tried to make nice when the damn thing started to bite my ankles and feet. I yelled at it to get away and it just kept trying to bite. I stopped riding and the old lady started yelling at me! I told her her dog had bitten me and all she kept saying was how she was going to call the Sherriff and that I was going to "get an expensive ticket." I wasn't hurt and I didn't feel like arguing so I kept riding up the hill. I caught a single track from the top and met two more hikers, a forty-somthing man and his wife. I saw them early and got off the bike. I wasn't looking for any more problems. Before I could even say hello the man started wagging his finger in my direction and telling me how the Pebble Beach homeowners and the sherriff were going to put a stop to "all you damned mountain bikers".(Is there some sort of sinister plot afoot?) When I tried to pass, the dude stood in my way and wouldn't let me by. I was stunned. I never said a word to him. Then I noticed the bottle of pepper spray in his wife's hand. What the he11? Were you gonna pepper spray me on the trail today lady? Really? I kept my mouth shut, and tried to keep moving. They finally let me by. Thanks for not dosing me with pepper spray. I looked back to see the dude dialing a cell phone. Whatever. When I got to the bottom of the old quarry, I saw the dog lady talking to Pebble Beach Security on SFB Morse Dr.! I turned around and took the fire road back up. I came back down the same road about 30 min. later and this time saw the dog lady, the couple, two security vehicles and a sherrif! Seriously? Today is Monday, how bad does it get on Saturdays when all the haters are out photographing birds and walking dogs that cost more than my bike? I hadn't even spoken to the couple. It's not that I'm backing down, but I know when risk outweighs reward. I'm not going back to Pebble. I'ts just not worth the hassle. Fort Ord has much bigger upside and zero headaches. Why risk getting a ticket, losing your bike, or peppered and left for dead?

Recommended Route:
I recommend you ride Fort Ord instead. I'll see you there.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fort Ord. There's some nice stuff in Santa Cruz. Or road trip it to Mammoth Mountain during the summer and ride the lift up.



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Review Date
September 3, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: sirtomriddle ,  Racer

Summary:
Pebble Beach is not for mountain bikes. Poeple that hike Pebble don't like mountain bikes either. You should never ride there ever.. If you ride near the lodge, you will get caught. If you ride where there is pavement, or where you stand out, you will be followed and get caught and ticketed or worse. If there is a person that seems mad as you ride by, they are. Whatever you do.. DONT STOP! Just keep riding unless you like getting busted. At any point in your ride at Pebble, chances of being cussed out by a local are really good. My favorite comeback is "when I stop paying for my house, I will stop riding in my backyard."
With that, Pebble Beach is definitely not the bomb-shizzie. There are all these roots everywhere and its bumpy and the trails are just not good. You will leave craving tons of ST after riding nothing but fire road and probably get lost in the virtual labrynth of twists and dead ends if you try to look for singletrack. What most people don't realise, is that Pebble Beach is a FOREST. The lack of open spaces and cover from the trees makes Pebble really bad for trails. Good luck finding any groomed trails if you have ever go. I really don't advise or condone anyone ever under any cirumstances, to ride a bike in Del Monte Forest.
Every once and a while, a person will cross your path with a pair of Corona shears a hand saw and and handul of wood rounds.. Don't mind them..
If you know Pebble well enough, it's because someone showed you where to ride and how to get away with riding there. If obsessed hikers, bird watchers, mushroom and berry hunters are what you like, have fun. And remember, there is nothing wrong with riding in Fort Ord every day and never coming to Pebble where you will get in a lot of trouble and bad things will happpen to you for riding there. HWY68HB-

Recommended Route:
I recommend driving to Fort Ord not to Pebble Beach.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Any trail other than those in Pebble Beach.



Comments
ezeyryder (10/02/2009)
sirtomriddle, sounds like you had a bad day out there. What happened? I grew up riding those woods and would love to chat. Please e-mail me at southlandappraisal@yahoo.com. I have relocated to Southern Ca and have not ridden there in months, but I really look forward to going back and riding some of my old favorites. Please contact me. Your post has me very curious.
ezeyryder (10/02/2009)
p.s-anyone else who has ridden Pebble lately is welcome to e-mail their comments as well.
wbmtb (10/08/2009)
Nice try...
However the trails there,short and sweet rock! Go with someone that nows there way around... aka the Riddler, and feel the love!
ezeyryder (10/27/2009)
Anybody ridden here lately?
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Review Date
February 2, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Evan ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
It is totally awesome! It is the best place ever! If you are looking for gr8 trails go here!

Recommended Route:
from the very top hit knuclebuster and at the end go right on the fire road and then left on another fire road and at the end hit suicide!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
spanish bay, fort ord, high school, aptos



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