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Level: Easiest
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +2,130/ -2,149 ft
Total: 67 riders

Mountain Biking Aptos Fire Road

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#123 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#1,703 in the world

Follow fire road east as it rolls along maximum 3% till Bottom of incline at about 4 miles. Incline ranges from 4 to 10% for couple of miles and then at top of Incline it backs off to max 7% up to Sand Point at 9 miles and 1600 feet. A lot of people never go past here there is a nice view on a clear day with benchs. Road gets pretty steep on and off after this sometimes reaching 28%. 12.5 is Overlook and the top also the Entrance on Demo if your doing the Big Ride. If not turn around for a 12.5 downhill which is never a bad thing.

Good Single Speed climb or BIG ride

First added by Juan_Gear on Sep 7, 2005. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Hwy 1 to State Park Drive over freeway and right on Soquel Drive left on Aptos Creek Road. Pay and park past Kiosk.
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  • SiBike05

    Great trail.

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  • Canyonguy

    So whats the difference between this and the one listed as "Big Ride"?

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  • Eric Foltz

    Good climb with great scenery as you ride through the redwood forest. Nothing technical. Just a really good fire road.

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  • Juan_Gear

    Pretty if your into that sort of thing nuck nuck.

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  • gab26

    The singletrack is good the fire road is a beautiful fire road but it is still a fire road. If you add Old Growth and Pig the day is a 10.

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  • Juan_Gear

    Down at the bottom single track is legal up to the metal bridge. Many differant levels of riders on any given day.

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