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      Jackson State Demonstration Forest is where you will find almost all of our single track MTB routes on the Mendocino Coast. You can ride somewhere between 80 and 100 miles of single track trails winding through the redwoods. We have an excellent relationship with the local land managers, and many of our trails are part of the JSDF official trail network. Signage is sparse, so be sure to have your phone and online GPS map handy.
      Caspar Scales Trailhead google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The scales on road 500, and end-of-pavement (EOP) on 409, are the most popular spots to start rides. The Scales is at the intersection of roads 500 and 600, at the start of trail Ca Sil Xale Dah (formally Parallel). EOP is on road 409 at the intersection of Parallel Action and North Boundary Trail.
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      Region Details
      • 32
      • 31
      • 47
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 11, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      111
      Trails Mountain Bike
      111
      Trails E-Bike
      25
      Trails Horse
      25
      Trails Hike
      110
      Trails Trail Running
      110
      Total Distance
      141 miles
      Total Descent
      25,874 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,021 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,060 ft
      Reports
      565
      Photos
      163
      Ridden Counter
      14,683

      Photos of Jackson Demonstration State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Boiler
      32 |
      Jan 1, 2024 @ 4:24pm
      Jan 1, 2024
      trail: Camp Road
      22 |
      Aug 26, 2023 @ 11:36am
      Aug 26, 2023
      trail: Manley Gulch
      37 |
      Aug 26, 2023 @ 11:36am
      Aug 26, 2023
      trail: Manley Gulch
      79 |
      May 20, 2023 @ 7:14pm
      May 20, 2023
      trail: Rd 530
      21 |
      May 9, 2023 @ 8:07am
      May 9, 2023
      trail: Rd 530
      26 |
      May 9, 2023 @ 8:07am
      May 9, 2023
      trail: Gas Tank
      72 |
      Apr 14, 2021 @ 3:06pm
      Apr 14, 2021
      trail: Gas Tank
      145 |
      Apr 21, 2018 @ 3:18pm
      Apr 21, 2018

      Videos of Jackson Demonstration State Forest Mountain Bike

      Good Brakes
      trail: Boiler
      111 | Feb 26, 2022
      CES: wild wood enduro
      trail: Motorcycle
      4:17 | 380 | Jun 18, 2015
      #Short Gunslinger
      trail: Gunslinger
      0:16 | 16 | Apr 14, 2024 , Mendocino
      #Short Gunslinger
      trail: Gunslinger
      0:16 | 20 | Mar 30, 2024 , Mendocino
      Places 2 MTB: Mendocino’s Jackson...

      16:44 | 51 | Sep 4, 2023
      Flow in the Redwoods - Manly Gulch
      9:11 | 177 | May 5, 2023 , Mendocino
      Mendocino Demo Forest | Part 1 | Observatory...
      9:11 | 340 | Jun 22, 2022 , Mendocino
      Arrow / Sweetpea DH in Mendocino (4K)
      trail: Sweet Pea
      4:50 | 441 | Jun 7, 2022 , Mendocino

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Gas Cap
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 12:35pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      IdealJRoyal
      Confusion
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 12:35pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      VariableSignificant leaf/detritus cover. Trail...JRoyal
      Observatory Trail
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 12:35pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      IdealA little wet on the southeast end...JRoyal
      Cookhouse
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 12:35pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      IdealNice climb. Good grade. All shade.JRoyal
      Boiler
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 12:35pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      IdealReally nice. A bit of leaf cover but you...JRoyal
      Oh No
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 12:35pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      IdealJRoyal
      Rut Row
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 12:35pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      Prevalent MudRideable but muddy.JRoyal
      Pole Line
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 12:35pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      IdealJust before the trail ends at Little Lake...JRoyal
      Ride Thru Tree
      Apr 9, 2024 @ 9:23am
      Apr 9, 2024
      VariableFlChtxko
      Gunslinger
      Apr 9, 2024 @ 9:23am
      Apr 9, 2024
      VariableFlChtxko

      Activity Feed

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      spamajamariddentrailactivity #52961788
      May 21, 2024 @ 7:02pm
      1 day
      ElizabethpOyyscriddentrailactivity #52915598
      May 20, 2024 @ 8:34pm
      2 days
      EricKyrCvMriddentrailactivity #52905144 and 2 more
      May 20, 2024 @ 4:34pm
      2 days
      austinracer999wishlistrouteactivity #52855756
      May 19, 2024 @ 8:58pm
      3 days
      igRegriddentrailactivity #52846759 and 3 more
      May 19, 2024 @ 5:18pm
      May 19, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      JRoyaltrailPole LineGreat way to access the forest area trails...
      Apr 13, 2024 @ 11:16am
      Apr 13, 2024
      flashrobstertrailCreeks JoinerThis is a section of Forest Road 450, which is...
      Feb 1, 2024 @ 4:57pm
      Feb 1, 2024
      Shuey7trailBlue GumBlue Gum is closed. Unfortunately the trail...
      Jul 7, 2023 @ 11:06pm
      Jul 7, 2023
      Josh0y5aXNtrailConfusionRelatively flat. Narrow at times. Be careful...
      Jun 18, 2023 @ 2:36pm
      Jun 18, 2023
      Josh0y5aXNtrailObservatory TrailWell constructed trail with smooth riding all...
      Jun 18, 2023 @ 2:30pm
      Jun 18, 2023

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike111141 miles25,873 ft68 miles1,020 ft
      #547#29016256696,599
      E-Bike2539 miles4,934 ft17 miles1,020 ft
      4931189
      Horse2540 miles4,888 ft17 miles1,020 ft
      1683
      Hike110140 miles25,381 ft67 miles1,020 ft
      #392#2505601111
      Trail Running110140 miles25,381 ft67 miles1,020 ft
      #395#249561154
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