Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +476/ -298 ft
Total: 72 riders

Mountain Biking Pogonip Open Space

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#27 of 1,004 mountain bike trails in California
#576 in the world

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.

First added by justin70 on Sep 29, 2014. Last updated May 10, 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
1) The Rincon carpark on Hwy 9 2) 333 Golf Club Drive, Santa Cruz, Ca, 95060
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