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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +636/748 ft
Total: 77 riders
 

Mountain Biking Sierra Azul Open Space

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#171 of 1,001 mountain bike trails in California
#2,361 in the world

Maps are at the gate. fire road will drop from a 1000 feet to 800 feet where you the climb to 2700 feet in 3.9 miles. Few resting flats a couple of short down hills so you can climb a little more. Great views of the bay area
There are longer rides, locals do some strange coffee stop through town, up Kennedy down to Lake Lexington then bike path to town.

First added by Juan_Gear on Mar 18, 2006. Last updated May 2, 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
HWY 17 to Los Gatos exit south to Los Gatos Blvd make a left/east to Kennedy Road make a right/south in a couple of miles there will be a small (read small) parking area.
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  • dcech67
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    All the climbing you can eat, with long climbs and fairly steep grades. Climbing to the top from the Kennedy entrance is the most benign, other approaches (Lexington and Hicks) are difficult to do without having to walk the bike a bit. Beautiful area and nice views as you get up the hill. All fire road and no singletrack (that I am aware of).

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  • Scotty Raucous
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    Horrible long steep climb makes this ride unenjoyable. Don't attempt if you're not in great shape

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  • Derek Bennett
    ****

    Seemed like a great trail and is. It's just really steep

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  • coschaos
    *****

    I Love this trail ! Good for your climbing skills . At some part it gets really steep.Fast DH .Rangers patrol around. Don't ride without a helmet . Few months ago I forgot my helmet at home and end up getting a warning ticket 😁

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  • OleScottyC
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    If you love to climb, or want to get better at climbing, this is your trail. Otherwise, hit Santa Teresa, Saratoga Gap, or elsewhere.

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  • scott970
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    Steep up hills. Have to walk a bit.. (I'm outta shape) fun down hill runs..
    Return to just try and conquer the up hills.

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  • worldwithin
    Reviewing Woods Trail:
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    Took Woods to Kennedy to Limekiln to Lexington trail. Climb up woods was decent, but the Kennedy connector was brutal. Several sections of very steep hills.

    Recommend staying on Limekiln unless you're looking to walk your bike uphill, or a brutal workout.

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  • tumbleweed14
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    Nice ride but not a lot of SingleT. Lots of people around, even on a weekday morning. Often, the climbing is exposed but you grab some views from the top. A few very steep sections.

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  • Juan_Gear
    ****

    STEEP! everyone was blowing a gasket in grannygear, but for one fool on a single speed(me). there are some pitchs that are most likely mid 20% to mid 40%

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