37.2 miles
Distance
3,879 ft
Climb
-3,846 ft
Descent
2,256 ft
High Point

Aptos Loop
Soquel to Freedom to Eureka Canyon Climb to Hihns Spring rd to Olive Springs rd to Soquel San Jose Rd to Soquel rd to Aptos.

Detailed Description
APTOS TO HIHNS SULPHUR SPRINGS is a 37 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Aptos California. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 3,879 ft with a max elevation of 2,256 ft then descends -3,846 ft.
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6 Reviews & Comments

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kris142b (Dec 5, 2021 at 19:11)
Somehow managed to find myself on this trail today trying to get to Flow trail. 10/10 do not recommend. Got 3 miles downhill before realizing something isnt right. Not a fun walk back up.
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okcorrell (May 25, 2020 at 20:16)
The closed section is now open. Happy riding!
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okcorrell (May 25, 2020 at 20:16)
The closed section is now open. Happy riding!
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Goatheadtom (Feb 23, 2020 at 12:40)
Kk kkkkoossoon
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Goatheadtom (Feb 23, 2020 at 12:40)
Kk kkkkoossoon
P op iooopooo
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aguynamedjoe SCMTS Staff (Sep 5, 2017 at 7:11)
Buzzard Lagoon is best ridden on a cross bike as a segment of a longer ride, like Up Eureka Canyon, Down Buzzard. It does have a great view of the Monterey Bay halfway down.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for APTOS TO HIHNS SULPHUR SPRINGS mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    32 ft
  • Altitude start
    111 ft
  • Altitude end
    141 ft
  • Grade max
    -102.7%
  • Grade min
    51.6%
  • Distance climb
    16 miles
  • Distance down
    17 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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