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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 Status
      Caution as of Jul 7, 2024

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      26
      Trails Mountain Bike
      13
      Trails E-Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      25
      Trails Trail Running
      25
      Total Distance
      41 miles
      Total Descent
      6,448 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,522 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,577 ft
      Reports
      224
      Photos
      77
      Ridden Counter
      11,449

      Photos of Nisene Marks State Park Mountain Bike

      9 |
      Jun 20, 2024 @ 1:56pm
      Jun 20, 2024
      141 |
      Dec 19, 2022 @ 6:50pm
      Dec 19, 2022
      112 |
      Dec 19, 2022 @ 6:50pm
      Dec 19, 2022
      46 |
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 2:46pm
      Apr 16, 2022
      70 |
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 2:46pm
      Apr 16, 2022
      72 |
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 2:45pm
      Apr 16, 2022
      trail: Terrace Trail
      85 |
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 2:44pm
      Apr 16, 2022
      55 |
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 4:50pm
      Sep 6, 2021

      Videos of Nisene Marks State Park Mountain Bike

      Aptos Creek
      45:35 | 1100 | Jul 23, 2020 , Aptos
      youtuber LETS RIDE // Santa Cruz California

      17:45 | 619 | Apr 4, 2018
      First ride with the Gopro Karma Grip
      1315 | Jan 8, 2018 , Aptos

      Recent Trail Reports

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      John Cusack's
      May 25, 2024 @ 4:24pm
      May 25, 2024
      Variablesomeone cut the root out, above the...b--rock
      Aptos Creek Road
      Mar 17, 2024 @ 3:27pm
      Mar 17, 2024
      VariableTree down between ridge and aptos roadb--rock
      Mesa Grande Wall
      Dec 10, 2023 @ 10:18am
      Dec 10, 2023
      IdealE-Bike shill WDOSS
      Carmichael County Trail
      Dec 10, 2023 @ 10:18am
      Dec 10, 2023
      IdealE-Bike shill WDOSS
      Terrace Trail
      May 30, 2023 @ 10:21am
      May 30, 2023
      IdealCreek is impassible with lots of water...Jozefsofka
      Hinckley Basin Fire Road
      May 29, 2023 @ 2:06am
      May 29, 2023
      VariableE-Bike There is a good chance your feet will get...aguynamedjoe SCMTS Staff
      Vienna Woods Trail
      Sep 10, 2022 @ 10:22am
      Sep 10, 2022
      Dryaguynamedjoe SCMTS Staff
      Aptos Rancho Trail
      Jun 22, 2022 @ 10:46am
      Jun 22, 2022
      Dryaguynamedjoe SCMTS Staff
      Split Stuff
      Apr 27, 2021 @ 12:18pm
      Apr 27, 2021
      Idealaguynamedjoe SCMTS Staff
      Advocate Tree
      Apr 27, 2021 @ 12:18pm
      Apr 27, 2021
      Dryreally narrow in one spot from erosion on...aguynamedjoe SCMTS Staff

      Activity Feed

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      Alejandra3LjpESaddreportactivity #55398799
      Jul 9, 2024 @ 2:10pm
      Jul 9, 2024
      woKX4twishlisttrailactivity #55303390
      Jul 7, 2024 @ 4:21pm
      Jul 7, 2024
      DorianqCCwR8wishlisttrailactivity #55103518
      Jul 3, 2024 @ 10:21pm
      Jul 3, 2024
      woKX4twishlisttrailactivity #55040918
      Jul 2, 2024 @ 3:43pm
      Jul 2, 2024
      woKX4twishlisttrailactivity #54878608
      Jun 29, 2024 @ 1:59pm
      Jun 29, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      b--rockreportAptos Creek RoadI meant between ridge and cussacks
      Mar 17, 2024 @ 3:33pm
      Mar 17, 2024
      RswhitmarshreportAptos Creek Road37.072417,-121.870017
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 3:28pm
      Nov 26, 2021
      RswhitmarshreportAptos Creek Road37.062628,-121.875308
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 3:27pm
      Nov 26, 2021
      aguynamedjoetrailBuzzard Lagoon SpurWhile not a fun trail to ride, if you like...
      Feb 23, 2021 @ 11:52am
      Feb 23, 2021
      RoadkilltestertrailAptos Creek RoadGreat ride but avoid the weekends...crazy...
      Sep 28, 2020 @ 11:03pm
      Sep 28, 2020

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1324 miles2,746 ft7 miles2,523 ft
      #3,587#1,759692218,866
      E-Bike45 miles400 ft1 mile1,867 ft
      1971,214
      Hike2540 miles6,427 ft15 miles2,523 ft
      #2,873#1,6028222665
      Trail Running2540 miles6,427 ft15 miles2,523 ft
      #2,876#1,603222433
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