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Stevens Canyon trail

Average Rating:    (4.28 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 18

Fire road at the upper and lower ends, with some nice tree-hugging singletrack and a couple of creek crossings in between. Links to a number of other trails, notably Grizzly Flat and Table Mountain (Charcoal Road).
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Latitude
37.279516578413755
Longitude
-122.07334041595459
Trail Directions
Upper trailhead: Take Page Mill Rd. west from Palo Alto to the Monte Bello Preserve parking lot on the left. Trail actually starts just downhill on Page Mill. Lower trailhead: Take Foothill Blvd. south from Cupertino. Foothill becomes Stevens Canyon Road. Park at the dam, or at one of the turnouts in Stevens Creek County Park, then ride to the end of the paved road.
Trail Length
8? miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Cupertino/Los Altos
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Review Date
October 3, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Zanate ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I start at the Grizzly Flat parking lot which is on Skyline Rd. about 3 miles north of Highway 9. I bomb down Grizzly Flat for 2 miles down to the Canyon Trail, then there is about a 2 mile gradual climb up Canyon Trail after which I turn up Indian Creek Trail for a steep 1000 ft. climb up to the top of the preserve. I take a break at the backpack camp, then I ride down Old Ranch to Buena Vista (All Sweet Single Track). Turn right @ Canyon Trail, Loop Around White Oak Trail (White Oak Trail offers a nice semi-technical-rocky downhill drop. I stay on White Oak Trail until the end at that point I cross Skyline Blvd. and turn left onto the Bridge Trail. Bridge Trail takes you back to the Grizzly Flat Parking lot. This is a about a 14 mile ride with a lot of good climbing, downhilling and variety of terrain.

Recommended Route:
Grizzly Flat to Canyon Trail to Indian Creek, down on Old Ranch to Buena Vista, right on Canyon Trail, looop around White Oak to Bridge Trail back to origin.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Saratoga Gap, Russian Ridge, Stevens Canyon up Charcoal Rd.



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Review Date
June 4, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: aliikane ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
One of the best rides. You get every type of terrain in one 15 mile trek. Fast technical riding with rocky terrain, rooty terrain, smooth single tracks, just awesome riding. The only thing it lacks is steep chutes. There are a few to blaze however rangers have blocked off most of the good ones. They need to change the riding rules for this ride. A bunch of one ways suck. People get irrate at riding down the sweet single track. Keeping the single track one way uphill is absolute waste. Tests your riding skill. Some sketchy areas that you can slam and go over bars or down ravines.

Recommended Route:
Can't tell you. Its a secret.



Comments
stiletto (04/03/2010)
Agreed. Great ride.
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Review Date
September 15, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: MangoMongo ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Per the other posts: This is a great ride!! Note that the Charcoal/Table Mountain trail is uphill only!!!! I don't like rules either, but please respect them and keep this trail open. I encountered some 'downhillers' on the uphill singletrack. Please do not give The Man a reason to close any more trails to mt bikers. Whoever the 2 of you were, you need a DH bike + body armor on this trail?!? Puuhlease!! And if you ever do crash into me (like Cmac threatens below), I will provide you with a worthy reason to wear your body armor right there and then.

Recommended Route:
It's all good. Please respect and contribute to keep this trail open.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
SDF, ECdM, UC Santa Cruz, Coe



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Review Date
July 21, 2003

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: jonisback ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This place is pretty cool, an awesome up-hill 2 mile-ish ride(don't know the name) from the first parking lot, before the dam. fair warning: watch out for kids walking. people riding dh(: also, HORSES on weekends, on single tracks/ dh. what are they thinking!?? anywho, the place is BIG, and the views are sweet!
oh, and no rangers the last 4 times gone.

Recommended Route:
Start from the first lot, go left at the first bike-allowed entrance, go flat for a while and climb, climb, climb!



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Review Date
May 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Cmac , from Los Altos

Summary:
You start out a a parking lot at the very top. You go down through some shady stuff then you can just cruise down. It is easy, good beginner ride(just go fast)

Recommended Route:
DOWN ONLY-PEOPLE WHO GO UPHILL ARE GOING TO CRASH INTO PEOPLE GOWING DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Saratoga Gap, Wylder ranch



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