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Level: Beginner
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +728/717 ft
Total: 96 riders

Mountain Biking Russian Ridge

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#317 of 1,000 mountain bike trails in California
#3,905 in the world

Lots of fireroads and some easy climbs. A good place for beginners or a quick after work ride. There are some slightly harder places, but most are very short. It's a good place to get used to some ledgier rides. It's in the sun for most of the ride (except the Ancient Oaks trail), so bring sunscreen on the warmer days.

First added by stripes on Jul 7, 2004. 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
The Russian Ridge parking area is located at the intersection of Skyline Boulevard (Route 35) and Alpine Road. You can take Page Mill towards the ocean (West) past I-280 just across the street from Skyline Blvd (hwy 35). Plenty of parking to the right.
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  • j_loveday1

    Easy but fun trail system, coming down hawk ridge trail from the high side was breathtaking.

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  • sibik1

    The trails are a mixed of fire roads and single track which is fun to ride. They added a short trail which joins a vista point with a nice view of the ocean. I usually loop through the reserve to get more mileage on the bike.

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  • malice33

    the trails themselves are not particularly impressive, but great views and just beautiful riding the whole way. highly recommended if you want a shorter ride and beautiful sunshine warming you as you go.

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  • gab26

    Good after work ride. Nice scenery along Ancient Oaks trail. Smooth hard pack that you can fly on.

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  • Juan_Gear

    Good for newbys a must do once

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