Water Dog Lake Park

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4.55 out of 5
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20
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Singletrack
↑ 1,300 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
8
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About this trail
It's right in town (located in Belmont, just off Ralston and Alameda), and somehow that makes you think safe. Think again...if you choose to, you can get quite a bit of excitement here! Technical, very steep climbs, twisty singletrack, crazy little descents and quite a bit of poison oak make this much more challenging than Arastradero Preserve.

If you stick to the main trail (called Lake Road) it's not so bad. But if you want to do some real exploring, I'd strongly recommend riding with someone who knows the place because the network of side trails can get you confused and cause a lot of extra climbing!
added by jfoz01Granny Gear June 9, 2005
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Poison oak here? -Guest

A: Yes, tons!

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Granny Gear


November 8, 2015
smackenzie Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great combination of ups and downs, with some steep technical climbs (roots, rocks, ruts, etc. interrupt the momentum). Descents are fun and fast, but sometimes a little short given the climbs. Not a lot of flow. Jumps, switchbacks, bridges, and gaps sprinkled throughout. Definitely ride with someone who knows the trail system, can easily get twisted around.

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Gramcounter


May 18, 2015
 
Review: I'm a beginner and I have a feeling I shouldn't be coming here. Almost killed myself a few times, but loved every second of it. Very narrow singletrack on the ridges of a small canyon. Steep descents full of rocks, gaps and roots kicked my ass. Amazing place in otherwise slightly boring San Francisco area!

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Trailblazer

January 1, 2015
 
Review: This trail has tons of technical singletrack. Their are so many side trails, that you can get lost easily. Most of the singletrack twists and turns, and is very technical. If you want flowy stuff, I wouldn't recommend this.

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Gnarly


March 22, 2014
macr88 Gnarly  
 
Review: Definitely appreciate the effort put into some of these trails to make it fun.

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Granny Gear

February 24, 2013
fattkidd Granny Gear  
 
Review: A lot better than I expected wish the single track section where a little bit longer but they are still a lot of fun am pretty new to single track but if you have some confidence on a bike it a trail you should try

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Granny Gear

October 15, 2012
skiracer89 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Very nice spot! Nice fireroad to go all the way uphill and singletracks on the way down. Just make sure you talk to locals in order to know where to go, I messed up and had to hike the steep singletracks by foot.

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Granny Gear

November 24, 2011
cbreed Granny Gear  
 
Review: If Walt Disney rode Mountina Bikes, he would have created this place. Compact, it's got everything, never a dull moment, variety glore, well worth the drive, expect the un expected around every turn - like a half buried car !

Similar Trail: hmmm, it's a mini Tahoe ride

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Granny Gear

July 10, 2011
Greg2012 Granny Gear  
 
Review: I think the most interesting thing about this place is that it has something for everyone and it is right in the middle of a small City. The first time I rode it I thought it was going to be a "wannabe mt. bike trail." Nope; it's the real deal. Portions of it are very tough and technical. The trail system is really nice and kept up by local MB clubs. It is pretty inside the trail system itself and has some decent views of the bay. I can ride to it from my house which makes it nice. If you wanted to explore a lot of this place, by the end of your ride you'll definitely feel like you had a great workout.

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Granny Gear

April 4, 2008
malice33 Granny Gear  
 
Review: A perfect outdoor playground in the middle of suburbia. A lot of love has gone into maintaining these trails and adding new obstacles and features. You can really kill yourself on these trails, with intense uphills and some technical switchback sections. Or you can just take an easy line down to the bottom and have a blast without breaking a sweat. fun!

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Granny Gear

July 16, 2007
 
Review: fun.fun.fun. Easier trails for beginners and hard single track for others. Not bad as night ride but mountain lion territory so be prepared.

Similar Trail: Lagoon Valley

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Water Dog Lake Park MTB Trail 4.55 out of 5 based on 11 ratings. 11 user reviews.
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