5.8 miles
1,211 ft
-1,215 ft
2,212 ft
High Point

This is a good route for intermediate riders who want an intro to Skeggs, and those wanting a shorter ride that avoids the infamously difficult climbs back out that Skeggs is known for. With roughly 6 miles and a little over 1000ft of climbing, it's a manageable ride for intermediate riders looking to get into rowdier trails or experienced riders who want a quicker ride.

Route Description:

Starting from the El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve Parking area (CM00 Gate), take the Sierra Morena trail to Oljon Trail. At the end of Oljon, turn left onto Spring Board. Ride a short distance on Spring Board to Lawrence Creek. Descend down Lawrence Creek to Blue Blossom. Take Blue Blossom (the highlight of this route) to Gordon Mill. Turn right onto Gordon Mill and you'll have a steady but manageable climb back up to the top. Once at the top of the climb, turn right back onto Sierra Morena and its a short easy climb back to the parking lot.

Detailed Description
Blue Blossom Special: Intro to Skeggs is a 6 mile popular intermediate route located near Redwood City California. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction. This route includes 2 trails. This route climbs 1,211 ft with a max elevation of 2,212 ft then descends -1,215 ft.
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Trails in Route

Oljon2 miles
Blue Blossom2 miles


More Stats for Blue Blossom Special: Intro to Skeggs mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    53 min 57 sec
  • Altitude min
    1,460 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,212 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,208 ft
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  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,804 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Blue Blossom
May 17, 2024 @ 7:45am
May 17, 2024
Riding really well, just a few soft spots
May 17, 2024 @ 7:45am
May 17, 2024
Fog drip turned the trail into soup
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