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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10 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
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.
  • + 0
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.
  • + 1
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.
  • + 1
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.
  • + 0
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.
  • + 1
Stefp (Jul 23, 2020 at 16:54)
Trail Oljon
Tree down across trail just north of turn for steam donkey
  • + 0
ppatmag (Aug 23, 2019 at 10:59)
Trail Blue Blossom
Ohhhhhhhh, ok
  • + 2
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.
  • + 1
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...
  • + 0
jizgrey (Jan 5, 2019 at 14:02)
Trail Blue Blossom
Awesome sauce!

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Trails in Route

Oljon2 miles
Blue Blossom2 miles


More Stats for Blue Blossom Special: Intro to Skeggs mountain bike route
  • 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
Mar 10, 2023 @ 9:01am
Mar 10, 2023
Very wet just about everywhere on Wed. 3/8 but the trail seemed to be handling the water well. Many trees downed on lower section with a significant section of fire road damaged by runoff.
Feb 12, 2023 @ 4:13pm
Feb 12, 2023
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