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Toro Park

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

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Large state park area with a large variety of trails, but understand that you will be doing a lot of climbing before you venture in. Take the main road up to the upper parking lot and follow the "mountain bikers" sign to the fire road at end of the parking lot. Some trails are off limits to mountain bikes - ride them at your own risk. The main loop in the park includes "1800" which is a HUGE climb up from sea level to 1800 feet, and dominates a large portion of the main loop. In order to stay on the main loop, you will need to go left at the "T" in the main trail as you head up. There are several smaller loops off of the main trail - most worth experiencing. Another less travelled loop is the Black Mountain trail which includes a large portion of single track and is accessable from the peak of the "1800" trail. Decents (throughout the park in general) are steep and are technical from the standpoint of having to bunny-hop or ride through many water bars added by the park staff to prevent run-off problems and erosion. My arms were sore for several days after my last ride in there from all of the pulling and pushing on the bike. If you are a fairly experienced rider, in decent shape and want a different experience than what Fort Ord has to offer (across the street) Toro Park will give you a butt busting workout. Give it a try!
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Trail Directions
Highway 101 to Highway 68 (Monterey - Salinas Highway). Take Portola drive exit, road signs will provide you with directions from there!
Trail Length
10-25 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
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Review Date
December 16, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Damian ,  Downhiller

Nice terrain... Be prepared to climb a long way up... Downhill are worth it.. Be careful :)

Recommended Route:
Whatever Your willing to ride :) Pipeline Trail is awesome

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