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Level: Intermediate
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +4,202/ -3,883 ft
Total: 110 riders

Mountain Biking Purisma Creek

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#84 of 1,005 mountain bike trails in California
#1,416 in the world

Get ready for a fun singletrack downhill. There are several switchbacks on the smooth ride
down, nothing technical here. It can be really muddy once in the dense green forest. 3.5
miles later you'll find yourself at another trailhead. Take the Harkins Ridge trail back up to
the parking lot or Purisma Creek Trail (preferred). The Purisma Creek Trail is a lovely ride
by the creek for a while and then a gradual 3+ mile climb on doubletrack for nearly 1700 ft
all the way to Skyline Blvd. Take the road north (left) for an easy 2 miles back to your car.
Overall, the ride is fun, easy, and the wildflowers and surroundings are lovely.

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated Apr 30, 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 280 or 101 take Hwy 92 exit west towards Half Moon Bay. Turn south (left) on Skyline
Blvd/Hwy 35. Parking lot is 4.5 miles down the road on the right. Trail maps available at
the trailhead.

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