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Level: Beginner
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,205/742 ft
Total: 61 riders
 

Mountain Biking John Nicholas

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#333 of 1,000 mountain bike trails in California
#4,080 in the world

Flat fire road to the reservoir for about 1.8 miles. The new trail is about 4' wide, with a few wooden bridges and benches under heavy tree cover. The climb is fairly gradual with only a couple of steeper sections. As you climb higher there will be a couple good vista points to enjoy. After about 5 miles you'll reach Skyline trail which can take you to Saratoga Gap. The downhill is fast with plenty of water bars to make the trip more enjoyable.

First added by searsandrewj on Apr 20, 2015. Last updated May 3, 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
From HW17, take Bear Rd exit to Black Rd. Follow Black Rd 3.5 miles to entrance. Limited road side parking.
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  • admrivera
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    Closed due to landslides

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  • Kenny Koon
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    If you are a flat lander as I am, (Florida) this was an outstanding first up and downhill experience. Lance, at Trailhead Cyclery, was extremely nice and helpful recommending a bike and John Nicholas park.

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