Pogonip Open Space

4.43 out of 5
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↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,000 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
The word Pogonip means 'icy fog' in Shoshone.
The Pogonip area consists of a mix of forested areas and meadow.
Of the 8 miles of singletrack and fire road in the Pogonip, approximately 2.5 miles are open to bikes: Rincon Connector, Rincon Road and U-Con Trail plus the MBoSC-built Emma McCrary Trail, a beginner friendly, 1.5 mile multi-use trail that provides vehicle-free access to UCSC from downtown Santa Cruz.

Bicycles are prohibited on all other trails.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (3)
System Trails (3)
Emma McCrary Trail
Rincon Connector
U-Conn trail
Local Info & Nearby Trails
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Reviews (3)


February 23, 2019
dunenfool Gramcounter  
Review: Super fun. Sweetness, magic, cobbs

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December 6, 2018
Ted Teyber Trailblazer  
Review: Super duper duper fun. Some pretty big exposure and definitely very challenging downhill. Loops up really well with easier stuff to climb and gorgeous red woods.


July 20, 2015
Review: I really enjoyed the riding here. Not difficult mostly rolling terrain through redwoods. It is quite a spaghetti bowl of trails and navigation can be difficult. Dense forest with tons of poison oak so be aware.

Pogonip Open Space MTB Trail 4.43 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
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