Fort Ord Public Lands

4.33 out of 5
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↑ 1,900 ft
↓ 2,000 ft
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
Site of the Sea Otter Classic... the race loop is an 18 mile mix of singletrack and forest roads. A trail map is recommended, but hard to find:( Most climbing done on the fireroads, some sweet singletrack can be a little sandy when riding in the valley, there are some other wooded sections of singletrack filled with fun twisting downhill. Gave it a 5 for technicality for some tricky short steep uphills, but overall a great workout with plenty of ups and downs.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Conditions? New rider here, what is the protocol for fees? -williamtrevor

A: No fees

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Reviews (21)

World Champ

May 1, 2017
Review: The singletrack is good, though certainly not very challenging. Great views from the fire roads, but otherwise they're kinda boring.

Granny Gear

October 29, 2016
dcech67 Granny Gear  
Review: I used to live 5-10 minutes from one of the Fort Ord trailheads and absolutely love the area. Since I moved away many new, well maintained trails have been added. The trail system is a mix of single track and fire roads, and you can ride for 4 hours without hitting the same trail twice. The riding in general is not very technical, with very few rocks, roots or other obstacles. There are a few trails (Goat Trail in particular) that are very fast and fun. A hardtail is quite at home here and I'd suspect that would be the weapon of choice for most pros racing Sea Otter. There are some decent climbs in the area but not what I would consider "mountainous."

Fort Ord is also a great place for roadies too, with many abandoned roads left over after the military moved out. It's nice to ride roads where there is no fear of being hit by a car.

If you are looking for a more technical challenge, Toro Park is right next door on the Salinas Hwy 68 corridor. Steeper hills with generally less well maintained trails = more speed & technical challenge.

Similar Trail: None that I can really think of.


July 25, 2015
memikee2 Trailblazer  
Review: A nice trail with a lot of options. I will have to go back to ride more later, only rode about 8 miles of the trails.


April 27, 2015
chalo1 Gramcounter  
Review: Good single track and nice granary definitely I'm going to make time to come back

April 22, 2015
Review: Great trails and tracks. Who ever keeps this trail up....Thanks!


April 18, 2015
Review: The singletrack, when you are actually on it, is fun. There's just a lot of doubletrack/gravel to connect everything. No long stretches of trail, at least that I rode. Nothing technical: no roots or rocks. Beautiful scenery though.


April 12, 2015
chalo1 Gramcounter  
Review: 🚵🏻 place is amazing!!!! Love the single trail. Loved the small hills and fast rolling ground.

Granny Gear

September 25, 2014
Review: I noticed that you were looking for a good map of the Fort Ord area. click on the map link on this page for a really good trail map - - hope this helps and have a good day no matter what - SORRY I FIXED THE MAP LINK


June 4, 2014
Review: You can have a lot of fun here if you know what your doing. Find someone to show you around!

Lots of beautiful flowy singletrack with some technical options as well. Watch out for sand!


January 2, 2014
Eric Foltz Doubletrack  
Review: This is a really great system of trails. It takes a while to learn them, but once you do, you can put together some really great loops.Nothing real technical, just a lot of fun singletrack in a great setting.

Similar Trail: Chino Hills SP

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