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      Includes the open space preserves on the north side of Big Rock Ridge consisting of Pacheco Valle, Ignacio Valley, Loma Verde and Indian Valley.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Land Manager: Marin County Parks
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 4
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jan 8, 2023
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      5
      Trails Mountain Bike
      5
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Hike
      5
      Trails Trail Running
      5
      Total Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent
      2,081 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,305 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,418 ft
      Reports
      34
      Photos
      26
      Ridden Counter
      617

      Popular Big Rock / Novato Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      Past Week
      • 2 rides

      Photos of Big Rock / Novato Mountain Bike

      191 |
      May 3, 2021 @ 7:24am
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      Jan 5, 2021 @ 12:23am
      Jan 5, 2021
      304 |
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 11:05am
      Nov 24, 2020
      363 |
      Nov 3, 2020 @ 7:50am
      Nov 3, 2020
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      Nov 3, 2020 @ 7:50am
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      341 |
      Nov 3, 2020 @ 7:50am
      Nov 3, 2020
      303 |
      Nov 3, 2020 @ 7:50am
      Nov 3, 2020
      293 |
      Nov 3, 2020 @ 7:49am
      Nov 3, 2020

      Videos of Big Rock / Novato Mountain Bike

      Ponti Ridge | Novato California
      12:08 | 89 | Jun 22, 2022 , My City
      youtuber I WILL PAY THE PRICE TODAY | Mountain Biking...
      21:29 | 319 | Feb 7, 2022 , My City
      Marin County - where it all started!
      21:29 | 203 | Oct 16, 2021 , My City
      Ponti Ridge p2
      8:52 | 1116 | Nov 9, 2020 , My City

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Chicken Shack Fire Road
      Jan 8, 2023 @ 9:23am
      Jan 8, 2023
      Wet Large tree down across trail, blocking...getinsideways415
      Pebble Beach Fire Rd
      Jan 8, 2023 @ 9:20am
      Jan 8, 2023
      Wet Large tree down across trail, blocking trailgetinsideways415
      Ponti Ridge Trail
      Dec 4, 2022 @ 6:26pm
      Dec 4, 2022
      DryStill pretty dry (as of 12/01), but...capttcs
      Little Cat Fire Road
      Jan 29, 2020 @ 5:44am
      Jan 29, 2020
      IdealConditions peaking right now.awaite

      Activity Feed

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      user #3010229capttcsvotetrailPonti Ridge Trail
      Jan 31, 2023 @ 4:20pm
      2 days
      user #2093037theshonen8899wishlisttrailPonti Ridge Trail
      Jan 27, 2023 @ 11:25am
      Jan 27, 2023
      user #1454246Mick-eriddenrouteChicken Shack Triple Loop
      Jan 26, 2023 @ 5:13pm
      Jan 26, 2023
      user #1454246Mick-evoterouteChicken Shack Triple Loop
      Jan 26, 2023 @ 5:10pm
      Jan 26, 2023
      user #2840348GurmanVYLbtjriddentrailPonti Ridge Trail
      Jan 22, 2023 @ 7:31pm
      Jan 22, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      user #1323576bl858trailPonti Ridge Trail^ Yeah, that law is meant for the DMV/vehicle...
      Apr 14, 2022 @ 10:36am
      Apr 14, 2022
      user #3010229capttcstrailPonti Ridge TrailClass 1 E-Bikes are considered “Bicycles”...
      Apr 11, 2022 @ 9:28am
      Apr 11, 2022
      user #1183939newbermudatrailPonti Ridge TrailEbikes are not allowed and rangers patrol this...
      Feb 9, 2022 @ 3:07pm
      Feb 9, 2022
      user #1157608bkxctrailPonti Ridge TrailVery nice climbing trail! Had it all to myself...
      Feb 7, 2022 @ 5:39pm
      Feb 7, 2022
      user #1547388FairfaxiantrailPonti Ridge TrailPonti was NOT built as a “bike” trail. The...
      Oct 31, 2021 @ 1:27pm
      Oct 31, 2021

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike58 miles2,080 ft4 miles1,306 ft
      #3,352#1,59626342706
      E-Bike12,933 ft66 ft390 ft
      2312
      Horse24 miles1,161 ft3 miles1,132 ft
      #159#1179
      Hike58 miles2,080 ft4 miles1,306 ft
      #2,700#1,4543460
      Trail Running58 miles2,080 ft4 miles1,306 ft
      #2,707#1,458341
      • By awaite & contributors
      • Admins: A4B, MCBC, spokesmanmtb
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