Saratoga Gap

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SHARES
  
AVERAGE RATING
****
3.78 out of 5
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Intermediate
10.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,400 ft
2,566
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
This trail has something for everyone, it has its technical places, climbing places, downhill, technical downhill (not too technical) and technical uphill. I suggested using the map for a reason since the first time I went I got lost since a lot of trails spawn off of this one. Either way it is a great ride and a good way to spend an afternoon.

There are usually quite a few hikers and bikers on the trail so you can't really let loose and ride but it is still pretty fun. Hope to see you there.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (23)
 

Bunny Hop


September 4, 2018
abovetf Bunny Hop  
 
Review: plenty of gnats

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Granny Gear

April 2, 2016
mb2k Granny Gear  
 
Review: Very tight, technical tracks in places. There are a lot of better places to ride in the Bay Area...

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Granny Gear

August 24, 2015
Advgirl Granny Gear  
 
Review: It was a nice 10 mile loop with a good mixture of uphills and downhills. There was a nice mixture of Forest and views. There was a few hairpin uphill turns over rocks woukd pose a challenge for some. Overall enjoyed the trail.

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Gramcounter

November 29, 2014
BZ202 Gramcounter  
 
Review: The John Nicholas trail recently opened to mountain bikers, and it's a pretty fun ride. Totalling about 4 miles of downhill, it has good flow with numerous water bars to jump and pump through and some great berms near the bottom.

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World Champ


June 25, 2014
 
Review: Fun ride with great scenery and mostly buff trails. Excellent ridge style riding with some deep forest sections thrown in as well. One of my favorites in the area.

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Granny Gear

March 7, 2012
bucket777 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Really fun, theres a single track that you ride all the way down, then it goes into a fire road intersection, find the next single track, and that loops around. Its a long ride, but so worth it. So far the best trail i've ridden in 2 years

Similar Trail: El Corte De Madera (Skeggs)

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Granny Gear

January 17, 2012
mullysmc Granny Gear  
 
Review: Went on this trail today. You can call me a noob, I'll allow it, but this trail was still fun. Had to get off my bike a few times because I thought I was going to kill myself. With the exception of two bikers that were bombing downhill while I was on the up, I had a great time. View at the top is great! Need to get my technical skills up before doing it again though. Any tips from you more experienced riders? Is there another similar trail that is a little less technical so that I can get better?? Thanks for the help!

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Trailblazer


March 29, 2011
bwenzel29 Trailblazer  
 
Review: Great trails. The trails are connected to Skyline Ridge and Steven Creek County Park for even more options. First mile or so is great technical trails especially in spring when the rain washes away a lot of the dirt making the trail more challenging. The Long Ridge section is open fire roads. However, these fire roads are fast and flowing. Great view at the top of the mountain.

Similar Trail: Skeggs

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Poseur

June 5, 2010
squeaks Poseur  
 
Review: A GREAT ride out there today, only had 2 hours but still very fun. The beginning of the ride was very rocky, fun going down, not up. But great views once you go a mile or two out. Very shady, great views. I hope to get out there for a longer period of time. It wasn't to crowded considering it was a saturday morning. Watch out for the tree that fell over on the first leg.

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Granny Gear

March 7, 2010
661rider Granny Gear  
 
Review: this trail is amazing. breathtaking view at the top.

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Saratoga Gap MTB Trail 3.78 out of 5 based on 23 ratings. 23 user reviews.
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