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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
      13
      Trails E-Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      24
      Trails Trail Running
      24
      Total Distance
      40 miles
      Total Descent
      6,349 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,522 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,577 ft
      Reports
      171
      Photos
      75
      Ridden Counter
      7,675

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 4 rides
      Past Week
      • 48 rides

      Photos of Nisene Marks State Park Mountain Bike

      8 |
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 2:46pm
      Apr 16, 2022
      13 |
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 2:46pm
      Apr 16, 2022
      16 |
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 2:45pm
      Apr 16, 2022
      trail: Terrace Trail
      41 |
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 2:44pm
      Apr 16, 2022
      32 |
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 4:50pm
      Sep 6, 2021
      95 |
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 7:16pm
      Jul 9, 2021
      95 |
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 7:15pm
      Jul 9, 2021
      84 |
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 7:15pm
      Jul 9, 2021

      Videos of Nisene Marks State Park Mountain Bike

      Aptos Creek
      45:35 | 651 | Jul 23, 2020 , Aptos
      youtuber LETS RIDE // Santa Cruz California

      17:45 | 520 | Apr 4, 2018
      First ride with the Gopro Karma Grip
      1146 | Jan 8, 2018 , Aptos

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      Aptos Creek Road
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      Terrace Trail
      Mar 28, 2016 @ 9:27am
      Mar 28, 2016
      UnknownIt's Terrace Trail. TERRACE!dirtvert

      Activity Feed

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      user #2013069cheshy35riddentrailAptos Creek Road
      Oct 3, 2022 @ 7:25pm
      15 hours
      user #3031519916madmaxaddphoto in My City and 3 more
      Oct 3, 2022 @ 6:07am
      1 day
      user #3031519916madmaxaddphoto in My City and 3 more
      Oct 2, 2022 @ 9:18pm
      2 days
      user #3175120RickWhitewishlistregionNisene Marks State Park
      Sep 20, 2022 @ 4:31pm
      Sep 20, 2022
      user #932123aguynamedjoeaddtrailFun Show and 1 more
      Sep 14, 2022 @ 7:55pm
      Sep 14, 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 Bike1323 miles2,648 ft6 miles2,523 ft
      #3,784#1,746661696,332
      E-Bike55 miles400 ft1 mile1,867 ft
      156441
      Hike2439 miles6,329 ft15 miles2,523 ft
      #3,063#1,5899170489
      Trail Running2439 miles6,329 ft15 miles2,523 ft
      #3,069#1,592170174
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