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No. of Reviews: 14

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Latitude
37.554903707605206
Longitude
-122.24673986434937
Trail Directions
Along the water near the San Mateo Bridge
Trail Length
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Unknown
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Review Date
January 3, 2015

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: McLovin ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Didn't realize this place still existed. Jump park that can get really sketchy when wet. If you want to hit a lot of the bigger lines make sure it hasn't rained in a few days. I'd recommend a dirt jump bike, AM tends to be too slow on the flat ground. I've found that the best time to go out is about an hour before sunset, or else it can be literally overrun by little kids that cut across landings and get in the way.

A lot of the bigger lines haven't really been maintained well, but there's a good medium table line that's new. Still there's jumps for any level.

Recommended Route:
try the section behind the center table to berm route that everyone takes

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Carlmont, skeggs, water dog



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Review Date
June 25, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Gary the No-Trash Cougar ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Fun place, but avoid it when wet. Marsh mud will bring your fun to a screeching halt. Someone laid an I-beam across one of the gap jumps to make a skinny, which is cool except it's kind of slippery! Head north along the shoreline and you'll find a short bit of singletrack where you can practice you log crossings on old telephone poles. There are more poles and large pieces of driftwood that could be linked together to build a log-ride/skinny feature? Watch out for deep piles of shells that act like gravel/sand to sap your momentum.

Recommended Route:
Around and around

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Rocks (Arguello Park), Carlmont Hills, Waterdog Lake



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Review Date
October 20, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: East Bay Rich ,  Racer

Summary:
There are jumps for many levels. Here are a few pictures:
http://www.msdhw.com/gallery/browseimages.php?c=7

Recommended Route:
Hit "nips" (the big table), rail the lefty berm, pedal your butt off across the dried pond, then hit the main line. Or, hit the next berm of the oval track and hit "trick six" that points towards Oakland.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
C-mont



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Review Date
March 24, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: TYLER MTB ,  Downhiller

Summary:
It is best to get a feel for your bike first on some of the smaller jumps. Once you know how your bike is going to react to junps then try hittin some of the bigger ones.



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Review Date
June 4, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: two_chaintugs ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Anyone going to Shells for anything other than jumping is definitely a Fred. There are beginner jumps that are tabled, intermediate doubles and big scary 6-packs, even an X-Games sized gap jump I have never seen anyone attempt (it does have tire tracks, tho). There's a big hip to practice stalls and 180's. Try to find a time w/o too much wind (good fn luck!)

Recommended Route:
Start small, then go big. Highly recommend to go WITH the wind on the bigger lines.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Carlmont (above the high school, across from Water Dog Lake Park), Calabazas Park jumps in SJ, College os San Mateo BMX/DS track (not really DS - too small/short, but fun)



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