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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +274/ -212 ft
Total: 22 riders

Mountain Biking Greenbelt Park

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#280 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#3,569 in the world

The Green Belt Trail system is composed of three short trails: the Wally Wickander Memorial Trail (1.48 miles), the Ward Cr. Rd. Trail (1.81 miles) and the East Avenue Trail (1.72 Miles). You can access the trail system from a number of places, but one of the best routes to get the full experience would be to begin in Memorial Park near the Hayward Plunge (one of the locals’ names for this route) swimming pool. Ride up the Wally Wickander trail, up Ward Creek, and come down East Avenue. Alternatively, you can ride up the road to avoid the steep climbs on the trail.

The trail is mostly doubletrack, with some singletrack sections thrown in. It is very steep in places, especially up towards the top: be prepared to do some hike-a-bike. The trail follows several different creeks and is hidden down below the tree canopy in the cool shade! This is an urban trail, and it definitely feels like it.

Keep your eyes open for some jumps and berms on the way back down East Avenue Trail!

First added by Greg Heil on Jun 26, 2012. Last updated May 11, 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
Start at the Hayward Plunge swimming pool. (see google coordinates)
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  • SiBike05

    This trail is not bad. Its in the middle of the city so kinda crazy its so hidden. There are jumps you can ride if you find them.

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  • bikerboy15

    Got dropped off at the top.. so that saved a very boring and long climb! Pretty fun, downhill all the way! I recommend going with somebody as the area is not the best! Some jumps and burms. Lookout for a "dirt half-pipe" it has a few jumps in it if you look around!

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  • Roech666

    Okay trail for being in the middle of the city. Definitely not advanced. Would ride only if shuttling and as a last resort.

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  • angeloisabk

    Fun trail to ride. Easy to get up, and easy to find jumps. Worth going to.

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