Henry Cowell Redwoods

--
SHARES
  
AVERAGE RATING
***
2.83 out of 5
View Topo Map

Intermediate
10.0
miles

Fire Road
↑ 2,300 ft
↓ 2,300 ft
275
elevation (ft)

Network
Trail Description
About this trail
Take Pipeline road, a paved fireroad, from the parking lot along the river and up a steep hill for about a mile. Continue down the hill some until you get to Powder Mill fireroad. Turn left and go up hill until the campground, take another left up Fire Ridge Road to the observation deck for a killer view down to the ocean. Continue down the hill, unfortunately it's a big sand trap for the next half mile. Once Ridge Road crosses Pipeline you get into a sweet forested section. At the next junction go left to the river or right down some steep sections back to Pipeline road. Nothing technical here, just a great workout in beautiful redwoods.
added by ScarpaGranny Gear
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
Directions to Trailhead
Get Directions
Create a free Singletracks account to get directions to this trail.

Trail Q&A
Rider Questions
 
Please login or create an account to ask a question.
Recommended Trails
Recommended Trails
Mailboxes
Local Info & Nearby Trails
Trail Check-ins
Trail Check-ins
what's this?
Recent Trail Check-ins     (33 total check-ins)
  sportsfan317   on Mar 18, 2019
  mikejsully   on Jan 23, 2019
  mikejsully   on Jan 22, 2019
  screamin howie   on Jan 2, 2019
  timcotter7   on Dec 28, 2018
Photo & Video Gallery (10)
Trail Photos & Videos (10)
 
Reviews (6)
 

Granny Gear

January 11, 2017
stmpjmpr Granny Gear  
 
Review: Lots of good trails here, and a lot of connectors to other great riding. Sandy, but also recovers well from rain because of that.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Granny Gear

January 6, 2015
jdub88 Granny Gear  
 
Review: If you don't mind breaking the law, there are lots of good horse trails to ride. You can get in trouble for this, but i say f*** it, ride em anyways

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Singletrack

September 25, 2014
justin70 Singletrack  
 
Review: Being a state forest, the mountain biking is targeted more at the family than the hardcore. Not a MTB destination to travel any distance for, but if you are staying in an RV park on the border (as we were) then you may as well...

Several "trails" are available, which range from a bitumen road to some nice fire roads (with no car access, these are better than expected)

The Rincon Trail links up to Pogonip / UCSC / Wilder Ranch.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Granny Gear

March 10, 2013
sidejob Granny Gear  
 
Review: The person that submitted the trail description here has no clue . There are several trails and options here but i would never recommend following any directions that include the words observation deck. You can also ride from cowell to pogonip and back . There is alot of great trails .

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Bunny Hop

May 16, 2007
 
Review: Kind of ridiculous. Half of the time I was biking in a sandbox. The views really are spectacular, but the trails are so sandy and eroded that it can be hard to enjoy the ride.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Gnarly


June 25, 2006
gab26 Gnarly  
 
Review: Sandy, pavement and fire road. Not my favorite type of trail. The scenery is pretty good but I probably won't ride it again.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No


Henry Cowell Redwoods MTB Trail 2.83 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
Trail Conditions
Trail Conditions          < / > embed
Loading...