Water Dog Lake Park

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↑ 1,300 ft
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4.25 out of 5
About This Trail
added by jfoz01 Granny Gear on June 8, 2005
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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!
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macr88 on March 21, 2014
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Review: There's some nice riding here but it's just a few short decent trails. It's a great trail system for locals but it's not worth driving a good distance to ride here if you're looking for lots of single track.
Definitely appreciate the effort put into some of these trails to make it fun.
I'd say it's mostly intermediate with a few advanced sections.

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fattkidd on February 24, 2013
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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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skiracer89 on October 15, 2012
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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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cbreed on November 23, 2011
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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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Greg2012 on July 9, 2011
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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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malice33 on April 3, 2008
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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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karendenyse on July 16, 2007
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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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gab26 on May 5, 2006
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Review: Fun trails, pretty crazy network just choose one and ride it.

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Water Dog Lake Park MTB Trail 4.25 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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Trail Features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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