13.2 miles
Distance
2,842 ft
Climb
-2,848 ft
Descent
2,378 ft
High Point

This a basic loop at ECdMC maximizing the single-track downhill and some tricky single track climbing sections.

Detailed Description
13 miles 2400 ft Climbing Loop is a 13 mile popular intermediate route located near Redwood City California. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 2,842 ft with a max elevation of 2,378 ft then descends -2,848 ft.
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38 Reviews & Comments

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Juansee21 (Aug 5, 2022 at 22:49)
Trail Resolution
This is a blue trail only. It is still fun but short
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TrailRider662636 (Jul 24, 2022 at 20:24)
Trail North Leaf
Goes very off camber in some parts with big drops. Also, there is a blind 3 foot drop on to a small jagged rock which is a bit difficult.
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packer14 (Jun 21, 2022 at 17:32)
Trail Blue Blossom
There is a downed tree across the trail about 200 yards after the trail splits off from the Lawrence Creek Trail. Don’t come in too hot otherwise you gonna get drilled.
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abarisone (Jun 15, 2022 at 23:46)
Trail Resolution
I am a fast rider - it’s simply not a difficult trail no matter how fast you go. Going faster makes all trains ‘harder’ but it doesn’t make all trails black rated.
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abarisone (Jun 3, 2022 at 20:49)
Trail Resolution
This trail should be ridden downhill direction only. There are plenty of alternate routes to take to climb out. There is absolutely no way this trail should be considered a black. Strong blue at the very most. Mix of loamy single track with a couple rocky and/or rooty technical sections. Despite the dry spell the trails are running really well and have been immaculately maintained.
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Kidklayko (Jun 15, 2022 at 19:48)
Trail Resolution
Try going faster, Resolution is the second gnarliest trail after South Leaf. I think it is more difficult than Fir to be honest because of the awkwardness and less topography it is harder to navigate without putting a foot down.
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TrailRider662636 (May 21, 2022 at 23:37)
Trail Crossover
Expert trail.
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TrailRider662636 (Jul 7, 2022 at 3:41)
Trail Crossover
Intermediate trail
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Kidklayko (Apr 16, 2022 at 8:33)
Trail Methuselah
One of the better trails in the park for sure, very flowy and one of the only continuous dh with no climbs in skeggs.
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Kidklayko (Mar 27, 2022 at 20:57)
Trail North Leaf
Great trail, rode it for the first time today, It's a little techy in some spots that could maybe make it a black, but for the most part it's a blue, Also this trail could use a haircut, it is slightly overgrown
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Kidklayko (Feb 21, 2022 at 22:38)
Trail Resolution
Downhill only please, it's better, fairly techy trail, black
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jkrogue (Feb 9, 2022 at 10:11)
Trail Resolution
Great trail for climbing or ascending!
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ramiibr (Jul 3, 2021 at 23:07)
Wrong direction
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norbyd (Jun 18, 2021 at 22:10)
Trail Blue Blossom
I did submit a Trail Report since there is too much foliage along the DH to navigate. Needs some maintenance, IMO. Can be a safety issue. I had to slow down and stop to navigate before proceeding in these sections.
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mtbflauto (Jan 5, 2021 at 11:22)
Trail North Leaf
The video for this trail looks like Methuselah, not North Leaf
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MtbSkier71 (Dec 27, 2020 at 13:12)
Trail Blue Blossom
Upper entrance to the trail isn't well marked so don't blast down Lawrence Creek without looking right. Should be downhill only trail -- although with all the fire road, I don't know why any singletrack would be taken uphill here at Skeggs. This is a fun singletrack with flow and a few jumps/drops, with a tight turn or two. It's a little less traveled, so there's a few branches that may cut you.
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MtbSkier71 (Dec 27, 2020 at 13:02)
Trail Oljon
The upper part to Steam Donkey is fun, fun, fun. My 11 year old son developed his skills riding this to Steam Donkey (upper only) to Gordon Mill up. It's a great ~20 minute loop that isn't too technical but just enough variety to learn skills and have fun. Make some noise on blind turns since this is a well hiked trail. More experienced riders will enjoy taking this trail at speed and mastering the switchbacks.
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MtbSkier71 (Dec 27, 2020 at 12:57)
Trail Crossover
This is a hidden, albeit short gem. Fun singletrack switchbacks. A bit tight turning to develop the intermediate riders. I would ride this only downhill and connect to ride Gordon Mill up.
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winkeyless (Dec 14, 2020 at 23:10)
Trail North Leaf
Midpen really should widen the narrowest part. It’s NOT safe to ride next to a cliff. Fun descent and best with a dropper
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winkeyless (Dec 14, 2020 at 23:01)
Trail Oljon
Flowy and good for connecting to Blue Blossom. Yeah there’s one blind steep climb. Gravel bike can do this too.
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HNC71 (Nov 23, 2020 at 14:10)
Trail Crossover
The dirt climbing up is a bit loose and with the brake checks , it makes a techy climb a bit harder. All in all, a great way to get the heartrate going
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mtbflauto (Aug 26, 2020 at 19:40)
Trail Methuselah
great trail. must ride if in skeggs.
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scottbikes23 (Aug 22, 2020 at 15:47)
Trail Resolution
Go down
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Stefp (Jul 23, 2020 at 16:54)
Trail Oljon
Tree down across trail just north of turn for steam donkey
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Didimouman (Jul 6, 2020 at 23:08)
Trail Resolution
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Csheu (May 25, 2020 at 0:09)
Trail Resolution
Tried out a demo emtb Oreba Wild FS going up Resolution and got stuck a few times and bottomed out in the rock gardens and roots, but did the entire loop in under an hour on Emtb mode. Next time will be coming down this trail!
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Flyingbear (Feb 14, 2020 at 15:15)
Climbing up north fir trail was not fun and seems to be the wrong direction. I wouldn't recommend going up that way.
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ppatmag (Aug 23, 2019 at 10:59)
Trail Blue Blossom
Ohhhhhhhh, ok
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deln78 (Jul 16, 2019 at 13:15)
Trail Oljon
Really nice intermediate trail with some flowy parts, but also some blind corners to watch out for. A few tight switchbacks earn it a blue rating.
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deln78 (Jul 16, 2019 at 13:10)
Trail Crossover
Good in both directions. Fun techy climb, or fun fast switchbacky descent.
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deln78 (Jul 16, 2019 at 13:08)
Trail Methuselah
The part from the end of North Leaf down to the bottom is one of the best trail segments in the park. Some fun "jumps" on water bars, nice grade, chunk, quick turns, etc.
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jizgrey (Jul 14, 2019 at 13:12)
Trail Blue Blossom
This map is slightly incorrect. Once Spring Board intersects with Blue Blossom, it becomes Spring Board trail. It's pretty obvious when you're at the end of Blue Blossom as Spring Board is a fire road, but still...
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brookelwagner (May 24, 2019 at 8:46)
Trail Resolution
This is one of the most fun descents in the park and I really wish it was suggested as a downhill only trail.... if you are climbing Resolution, you are missing out! :-)
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jizgrey (Jan 6, 2019 at 1:41)
Trail Resolution
Great trail either direction. Going in the direction suggested here, the second half is challenging, esp climbing the rock garden. Try a no-dab run.
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jizgrey (Jan 6, 2019 at 1:36)
Trail Crossover
Short, narrow singletrack with switchbacks to climb as a connector to other trails. Wish it were longer.
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jizgrey (Jan 5, 2019 at 14:02)
Trail Blue Blossom
Awesome sauce!
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henrybeamish (Mar 29, 2015 at 11:30)
fun to let go of the brakes on
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henrybeamish (Mar 23, 2015 at 20:28)
Trail North Leaf
fun to go fast on
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Trails in Route

Oljon2 miles
Blue Blossom2 miles
Crossover1,752 ft
Giant Salamander1 mile
Methuselah2,667 ft
North Leaf3,455 ft
Resolution5,062 ft

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More Stats for 13 miles 2400 ft Climbing Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,344 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,214 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,208 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -63.6%
  • Grade min
    62.1%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Blue Blossom
Jan 28, 2023 @ 5:23pm
Jan 28, 2023
Lots of mud and many trees down. The fire road down has a significant washout.
Oljon
Jan 28, 2023 @ 5:23pm
Jan 28, 2023
Lots of mud and many trees down. The fire road down has significant washout.
Giant Salamander
Jan 20, 2023 @ 5:20pm
Jan 20, 2023
Several fallen trees
Crossover
Jan 20, 2023 @ 5:20pm
Jan 20, 2023
Methuselah
Jan 18, 2023 @ 1:51am
Jan 18, 2023
Dirt is good, trails are covered in debris though. 6 or 7 trees down, most of them are in slow spots or fairly easy to see.
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