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  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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      Nisene includes a small network of beginner friendly trails near the entrance and bottom of the park. If you’re interested in the monstrous 13-mile climb to the top of the ridge, you’ll be rewarded with the amazing trails of “Demo” for an epic day on the bike.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: State Park
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Best place to park is Aptos Village near Epicenter Cycling and ride into the park via Aptos Creek Rd.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Aug 29, 2021

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      26
      Trails Mountain Bike
      12
      Trails E-Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      25
      Trails Trail Running
      25
      Trails Horse
      1
      Total Distance
      43 miles
      Total Descent
      7,781 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,523 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,578 ft
      Reports
      151
      Photos
      66
      Ridden Counter
      6,780

      Photos of Nisene Marks State Park Mountain Bike

      1 |
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 2:46pm
      Apr 16, 2022
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      Apr 16, 2022 @ 2:46pm
      Apr 16, 2022
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      Apr 16, 2022 @ 2:45pm
      Apr 16, 2022
      trail: Terrace Trail
      13 |
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 2:44pm
      Apr 16, 2022
      24 |
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 4:50pm
      Sep 6, 2021
      69 |
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 7:16pm
      Jul 9, 2021
      68 |
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 7:15pm
      Jul 9, 2021
      57 |
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 7:15pm
      Jul 9, 2021

      Videos of Nisene Marks State Park Mountain Bike

      Aptos Creek
      45:35 | 556 | Jul 23, 2020 , Aptos
      youtuber LETS RIDE // Santa Cruz California

      17:45 | 475 | Apr 4, 2018
      First ride with the Gopro Karma Grip
      1097 | Jan 8, 2018 , Aptos

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Bacon and Pig
      Feb 27, 2022 @ 2:17pm
      Feb 27, 2022
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      Aptos Creek Road
      Jan 23, 2022 @ 1:00pm
      Jan 23, 2022
      IdealOne tree down above sand point. Easy to...Stevo295
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      Jan 12, 2022 @ 3:34pm
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      Hinckley Basin Fire Road
      Aug 29, 2021 @ 12:17pm
      Aug 29, 2021
      DryLarge tree down right at West Ridge Trail...DerekYGfF0D
      Aptos Rancho Trail
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 5:46pm
      Jun 26, 2021
      DryTree down on split stuff for past two...btizzo
      Advocate Tree
      Apr 27, 2021 @ 12:18pm
      Apr 27, 2021
      Dryreally narrow in one spot from erosion on...aguynamedjoe SCMTS Staff
      Split Stuff
      Apr 27, 2021 @ 12:18pm
      Apr 27, 2021
      Idealaguynamedjoe SCMTS Staff
      Terrace Trail
      Mar 28, 2016 @ 9:27am
      Mar 28, 2016
      UnknownIt's Terrace Trail. TERRACE!dirtvert

      Activity Feed

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      user #1636628dawniebwishlistregionNisene Marks State Park
      May 13, 2022 @ 12:12pm
      May 13, 2022
      user #932123aguynamedjoeaddreportJohn Cusack's
      May 11, 2022 @ 6:31pm
      May 11, 2022
      user #2929232RidingJAvotetrailAptos Creek Road
      May 7, 2022 @ 9:27pm
      May 7, 2022
      user #2638914jdacdadriddentrailAptos Creek Road
      May 2, 2022 @ 10:10pm
      May 2, 2022
      user #3027532mark1914wishlisttrailAptos Rancho Trail and 3 more
      Apr 24, 2022 @ 9:00am
      Apr 24, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #1465785RswhitmarshreportAptos Creek Road37.072417,-121.870017
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 3:28pm
      Nov 26, 2021
      user #1465785RswhitmarshreportAptos Creek Road37.062628,-121.875308
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 3:27pm
      Nov 26, 2021
      user #932123aguynamedjoetrailBuzzard Lagoon SpurWhile not a fun trail to ride, if you like...
      Feb 23, 2021 @ 11:52am
      Feb 23, 2021
      user #2267282RoadkilltestertrailAptos Creek RoadGreat ride but avoid the weekends...crazy...
      Sep 28, 2020 @ 11:03pm
      Sep 28, 2020
      user #1877613Bombadil13reportAptos Creek RoadBeautiful ride. The section past the first...
      Dec 4, 2019 @ 7:01pm
      Dec 4, 2019

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1223 miles2,648 ft6 miles2,523 ft
      #3,721#1,686651495,571
      E-Bike45 miles400 ft1 mile1,867 ft
      136306
      Hike2542 miles7,762 ft17 miles2,523 ft
      #3,018#1,5371150444
      Trail Running2542 miles7,762 ft17 miles2,523 ft
      #3,024#1,538150138
      Horse13 miles1,430 ft2 miles1,070 ft
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