Arastradero Preserve

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.43 out of 5
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Beginner
8
miles

Doubletrack
↑ 1,400 ft
↓ 900 ft
311
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
A perfect park for beginner mountain bikers or a short after-work ride. There are maps
available at the parking lot and the trails are all very well marked. From the parking lot,
cross Arastradero Rd for the majority of the trails. The trails are mostly doubletrack/fire-
road with short singletrack shoot-offs. Nothing technical here, just 1-2 climbs that will get
your blood pumping. Check out the "bowl" off the bowl loop where you drop in a steep but
open section of trail and a few cranks in high gear will carry you out the bowl.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (14)
 

Granny Gear

July 12, 2015
waltondl Granny Gear  
 
Review: Close to San Francisco, no bridges to cross, some fun singletracks but they are rather short. Good place to go to if not too much time and want a quick ride.

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Granny Gear

August 9, 2013
hauoli1 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Good for a quick afternoon get away. Pretty easy trail with backdrops of stanford dish.

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May 18, 2012
Guest   
 
Review: Excellent for people first starting out and want something more than a dirt road. Amazing views.

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Granny Gear

March 25, 2012
 
Review: I just started riding again after a 6 year hiatus. Now, 50 pounds heavier, trails like this are a lot harder than they should be. Nontheless, it's a good beginner trail, as it offers smooth descents and enough uphill climbs without needing technical skill. I went on a day where the trail was muddy from a recent rainstorm, which added to the difficulty for me. Good workout though, and I will keep going back until the breathing gets a little easier.

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Granny Gear

March 19, 2011
gtreesong Granny Gear  
 
Review: AWESOME trail for begginers and fun for chillin ridding.

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Granny Gear

April 28, 2010
Snuggles Granny Gear  
 
Review: This trail is one of my favorite get away trails. The bathrooms and running water at the base ensure that you can stay at this park as long as you want (or until a ranger/officer locks your car in). While this park isn’t the most challenging park in the area it isn’t boring either. If you get onto the single tracks you’ll find a modest ascent with some technical turns. Once you reach to top of the park though there is a little “playground” for bikers who want to do jumps and such. This park is perfect for a quick ride after work, or if you want a quick ride on the weekend. The one downside of this park is that the equine riders often ride their horses here. While every one of them I’ve encountered has always been nice and polite, their horses do make a bit of a mess (manure & ruts in the trail). Bottom line is, if you only have an hour or so to get a ride in, you can see the entire park and get a decent work out here.

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Gramcounter

August 17, 2009
mhmendez Gramcounter  
 
Review: The trails are really easy but the mountain bike park at the top of the bowl loop is a lot of fun.

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Granny Gear

April 4, 2008
malice33 Granny Gear  
 
Review: went there last weekend and had a great time. Perfect for riding with people of different skill levels. My wife likes to ride flat and smooth single track and the main loop fit the bill. I had fun on the side courses w/ nice jumps and drops to play around on. Very easy to access if you don't want to drive all the way up to Skyline Blvd.

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Poseur

March 30, 2008
firejet Poseur  
 
Review: I Biked on this trail today on my brand new bike, a great trail to get used to a new bike, because it is a very easy path and got some great scenery. I also tried out clicks on this trail and it was great that it wasnt to hard, because since this is my first time on them. Nice trail to get used to equipment and nice after school trail.

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Granny Gear

January 8, 2008
 
Review: Let me start by saying that this ride was my 3rd time back in the saddle in 10 or 12 years. That said, it was a pretty easy ride nonetheless. There was a bit too much horse dung for my tastes. I'm OK with mud stripes, but other stuff turns me off. If you live or work in the area and don't have much time, it's a good place to add on a few miles. Otherwise, head up into the hills a bit for better scenery and more challenging terrain.

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Arastradero Preserve MTB Trail 3.43 out of 5 based on 14 ratings. 14 user reviews.
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