8.1 miles
Distance
1,049 ft
Climb
-1,155 ft
Descent
2,712 ft
High Point

This is a mountain biking route utilizing Saratoga Gap, Long Ridge, and Peter's Creek.

Detailed Description
8 Mile Saratoga Gap Route is a 8 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Castle Rock State Park California. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 17 trails. This route climbs 1,049 ft with a max elevation of 2,712 ft then descends -1,155 ft.
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16 Reviews & Comments

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whitehat (Jun 20, 2021 at 10:20)
Rangers reported on this trail issuing speeding tickets
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whitehat (Jun 20, 2021 at 10:20)
Rangers reported on this trail issuing speeding tickets
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whitehat (Jun 20, 2021 at 10:20)
Rangers reported on this trail issuing speeding tickets
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James2550 (Dec 28, 2019 at 14:00)
I like the regraded trail. If I want technical, I’m going to Demo/Niscene, UCSC, or Skeggs anyways. This trail has always been about convenience to SV and “flow”, and it’s even better now.
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James2550 (Dec 28, 2019 at 14:00)
I like the regraded trail. If I want technical, I’m going to Demo/Niscene, UCSC, or Skeggs anyways. This trail has always been about convenience to SV and “flow”, and it’s even better now.
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James2550 (Dec 28, 2019 at 14:00)
I like the regraded trail. If I want technical, I’m going to Demo/Niscene, UCSC, or Skeggs anyways. This trail has always been about convenience to SV and “flow”, and it’s even better now.
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deln78 (Jul 16, 2019 at 13:39)
Fun pretty fast and flowy trail, with a few tight switchbacks, and a fairly steep and loose descent to finish it off.
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deln78 (Jul 16, 2019 at 13:39)
Fun pretty fast and flowy trail, with a few tight switchbacks, and a fairly steep and loose descent to finish it off.
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hiketobike (Nov 8, 2017 at 12:28)
No technical sections anymore. Filled with gravel
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hiketobike (Nov 8, 2017 at 12:28)
No technical sections anymore. Filled with gravel
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hiketobike (Nov 8, 2017 at 12:28)
No technical sections anymore. Filled with gravel
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Bail-Monkey (Jun 6, 2017 at 17:24)
Still haa aome damp spots, watch out for poison oak
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Bail-Monkey (Jun 6, 2017 at 17:24)
Still haa aome damp spots, watch out for poison oak
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Bail-Monkey (Jun 6, 2017 at 17:24)
Still haa aome damp spots, watch out for poison oak
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Bail-Monkey (Jun 6, 2017 at 17:22)
Dry
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Bail-Monkey (Jun 6, 2017 at 17:22)
Dry
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, CX
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    264
More Stats for 8 Mile Saratoga Gap Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,177 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,636 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,530 ft
  • Grade
    -0.2%
  • Grade max
    -42.5%
  • Grade min
    36%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,494 ft
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Saratoga Gap Trail
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