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Water Dog Lake

Average Rating:    (3.82 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 33

Good after work ride. Not a big park, but you can loop different routes together. Watch for poison oak during the summer.
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Latitude
37.50591297475136
Longitude
-122.30010509490967
Trail Directions
off of Ralston Ave
Trail Length
4-6 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Belmont
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Review Date
April 12, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: osorio ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A jewel when you consider what is around. Have ridden it twice during the week and can imagine it is a bit crowded on the weekends. The downhills can be very technical and there are easier ways around the steepest versions in most cases. I do not understand how someone can hammer Water Dog, it really worth it, but it is also a workout. A XC rider will get more out of Water Dog than a heavy armor clad DHer. If you are in area, a must do.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise and pick the right trails to come back on counter-clockwise direction, or redo the firetrail climb for a repeat round clockwise doing a different trail combo on the downhill selection.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mount Hamilton and Mount Sutro in the Middle of SF, and the Pacifica side of Sweeney Ridge and surrounding trails.



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Review Date
August 3, 2008

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: rpalmer ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I did the advanced figure 8 loop suggested by Passion Bikes, and I was really excited to try it from what everyone was telling me and reading reviews on here about it. I was abysmally disappointed. About halfway through I considered just bailing out because I was so bored but told myself there had to be something good that I hadn't found yet -- I never found it, even though I completed the ride. The little platforms were kinda fun, but the reason they are there, I think, is because the rest of the ride is so pitifully boring. I have just as much fun riding around in my bike yard as I did here. Mad props to the city of Belmont for allowing bikes to ride here, seriously, but if you want some truly serious stuff without going to Utah for it, park your car at the BOTTOM of El Corte Madera (not at Skeggs Point) and ride up and then back down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
El Corte Madera



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Berry Stevens (06/12/2009)
There are always posers who will dis anything
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Review Date
March 30, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dhfrcmont ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This trails are great, super fun and technical, new latters being built, overall is super smooth with dual suspension, some sketchy parts.........

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Carlmont jumps, some of the craziest jumps, gaps, drops. Stuff that can test even pros.



Comments
dhfrcmont (03/30/2008)
yeah
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Review Date
March 6, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: bstyle74 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Fun technical ride with quick tight climbs and descents. It is not system where you can go wide open full throttle downhill, and you are almost always constantly pedaling (no coasting). The climbing is not that bad, except for some really short/steep sections. Trails are kept in good condition, and its a great mid-week ride. Tons of loops... check out http://passiontrailbikes.com/pages/waterdog for the best description.

Awesome park that I'm lucky to have basically in my backyard.



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Review Date
June 14, 2007

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: crapaccount ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
a good 1.5 hour ride when you tie some loops together...and it's definetly hairy in some parts on the downhill. i hate climbing, so i hated skeggs with a passion....plus i didn't really think there was anything really technical there but apparently i didn't find the real stuff (and didn't want to go to the bottom dreading that climb out
). this place is technical for me, with the down parts being really fun, and the ups being enough to get the blood flowing without killing you. and they have little side trails off of the main trails with some dropoffs and steeps that keep you challenged. if you hate climbing, but like to go down, you should try this place out.

Recommended Route:
lake road to john brooks trail (basically keep going up the fireroad). when you get to the top where the houses are, go down rambler all the way to canyon creek. rambler is nutty fun singletrak...rutty, steep in the top part, jumps, and the infamous car. i take canyon creek to the parking lot. climb back up elevator, hang a right on chapparel (you get to the intersection of elevator/chapperel...going left will take u back down to the parking lot). climb up chapparel, and then it's gets nice and rolly sinlge track. then i head back and go down berry trail. berry trail was a blast...you can really take it up a notch if you want, and i saw some good drops but not doing that riding alone. just in case.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
i'm new to the area, but tamarachoro (?) boy scout trail in marin was fun too (i go counterclockwise...seems like the climbing is less, but the downs are more fun).



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