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Level: Beginner
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking Dreaded Hill Rd

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#445 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#5,331 in the world

This hill truly is Dreaded. Avoid climbing this hill at all costs. I was forced to go up it because one of the trails I was going to go up was closed. This was a stiff hike-a-bike most of the way, but I did ride a few sections. It'd be a real brake burner going back down it!

First added by Greg Heil on Jul 11, 2012. Last updated May 1, 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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Part of the Whiting Ranch trail system.
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  • bodaciousbikes

    *single track and there's no technicalities about it. Just a really painful and embarrassing (people walk past ya and see you all red, gasping, and sweating profusely) way to work on endurance and maybe for a beginner (with a few months' experience) to practice riding uphill on dirt without having to worry about rocks or anything.

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  • bodaciousbikes

    Only reason this is beginner is because it's a single track. I nearly died (ok, dramatic) hiking up that hill and had to stop and catch my breath a few times. However, the scenery is gorgeous all the way up, especially during the bloom season. And the top of the hill just makes you feel like a fucking rockstar. Then you can take it down to Four Corners, etc. Ride as much or as little as you want. But it's a looooong, STEEP hill, so you definitely need to be in good shape for it.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    Intermediate rating for steepness, but it isn't technical at all. Some great views off the road too!

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