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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,456/ -1,553 ft
Total: 36 riders

Mountain Biking Coal Creek Open Space Preserve

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#319 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#3,966 in the world

Coal creek has very fast flowy trails, easy enough for beginners yet when attacked at speed the alpine descent is fun for advanced riders looking to increase speed and go to the edge of grip. There are many rollers along the trail that can be jumped if that's what your in to, but they're made so beginners won't be intimidated or hurt. Fun for all levels and a great place to train and progress skills in speed and grip.

First added by BZ202 on Jan 1, 2014. Last updated May 10, 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
Go up Alpine road until you see a gate that says do not block, this will put you at the bottom of the dirt section of alpine. Alternatively you can drop in the top off page mill by Montebello open space, or into Crazy Pete's off Skyline.
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  • jzeitlin

    Beautiful ride through the woods but I don't love trails that are just straight up and then straight down.

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  • Kraven

    This was a fun trail. It was my first time out so I am definitely at beginner level. I am used to road cycling and trail riding is new. I thought I would give this location a try. It was all uphill for as far as I got and I had to walk my bike a lot; however, experienced bikers were riding up. Coming back down was a ton of fun! I am definitely going here again and will train to ride all of the way up.

    The area was beautiful and the majority of people whom I ran into were on bikes. Fantastic trail!

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