26.1 miles
Distance
3,654 ft
Climb
-3,708 ft
Descent
1,800 ft
High Point

Unknown if all sections can be linked together

Cottle Park long loop from Almaden Road.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

Detailed Description
Calero County Park Long Ride is a 26 mile moderately popular intermediate unsanctioned route located near San Jose California. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 15 trails. This route climbs 3,654 ft with a max elevation of 1,800 ft then descends -3,708 ft.

30 Reviews & Comments

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ervinb123 (Nov 5, 2022 at 12:50)
Very boring. Not sure why so many people ride here.
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MQA7PztW (Oct 1, 2022 at 21:12)
Trail Cottle Trail
Still one way, South to north. Ranger I talked to said it will not reverse direction anytime soon.
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MQA7PztW (Oct 1, 2022 at 21:12)
Trail Cottle Trail
Still one way, South to north. Ranger I talked to said it will not reverse direction anytime soon.
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MQA7PztW (Oct 1, 2022 at 21:12)
Trail Cottle Trail
Still one way, South to north. Ranger I talked to said it will not reverse direction anytime soon.
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wtfsmc (Apr 9, 2022 at 20:06)
Trail Cottle Trail
One way, south to north. I like it this way, completing the loop for the one way blue Lisa killough trail. Often wide fire road-ish, but frequently narrows.
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wtfsmc (Apr 9, 2022 at 20:06)
Trail Cottle Trail
One way, south to north. I like it this way, completing the loop for the one way blue Lisa killough trail. Often wide fire road-ish, but frequently narrows.
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wtfsmc (Apr 9, 2022 at 20:06)
Trail Cottle Trail
One way, south to north. I like it this way, completing the loop for the one way blue Lisa killough trail. Often wide fire road-ish, but frequently narrows.
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wtfsmc (Apr 9, 2022 at 19:59)
This trail should be marked as one way, from northwest to southeast.

Agree it's not very blue, but it's not really green either. Something in between, for green folks to become more confident on bluey turns.
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merzperson (Sep 12, 2021 at 10:59)
Trail Catamount
Agree with the others. I was on a gravel bike going down and started getting worried about the possibility of needing to ride back up which would've been nearly impossible with my gearing. Wouldn't recommend in either direction.
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aguynamedjoe SCMTS Staff (Apr 12, 2021 at 6:30)
Trail Catamount
This trail changes completely with an eBike. A difficult climb transforms to just a climb and at the slow pace of climbing you can see it covers some pretty nice ground.
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Jay101010 (Dec 5, 2020 at 17:13)
Trail Cottle Trail
Currently its one way only, opposite direction of what is shown here. (counter clock wise from Lisa K. Trail
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Jay101010 (Dec 5, 2020 at 17:13)
Trail Cottle Trail
Currently its one way only, opposite direction of what is shown here. (counter clock wise from Lisa K. Trail
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Jay101010 (Dec 5, 2020 at 17:13)
Trail Cottle Trail
Currently its one way only, opposite direction of what is shown here. (counter clock wise from Lisa K. Trail
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ViperBoy2 (Aug 16, 2020 at 13:55)
Trail Cottle Trail
Around the lake is a nice easy jaunt doable by anyone. However the last section is increasingly steep and will require your lowest gears
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ViperBoy2 (Aug 16, 2020 at 13:55)
Trail Cottle Trail
Around the lake is a nice easy jaunt doable by anyone. However the last section is increasingly steep and will require your lowest gears
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ViperBoy2 (Aug 16, 2020 at 13:55)
Trail Cottle Trail
Around the lake is a nice easy jaunt doable by anyone. However the last section is increasingly steep and will require your lowest gears
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ViperBoy2 (Aug 16, 2020 at 13:49)
the fire road up to this is somewhat of a bear, but this section is a nice long climb in the trees with a couple lookout points. Makes for a wonderful, long, flowing downhill on the way back
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ViperBoy2 (Aug 16, 2020 at 13:49)
the fire road up to this is somewhat of a bear, but this section is a nice long climb in the trees with a couple lookout points. Makes for a wonderful, long, flowing downhill on the way back
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ViperBoy2 (Aug 16, 2020 at 13:46)
Should be 2 sections. The bottom is a flat green but the last half is a long climb in the sun - definitely a blue
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ViperBoy2 (Aug 16, 2020 at 13:46)
Should be 2 sections. The bottom is a flat green but the last half is a long climb in the sun - definitely a blue
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ViperBoy2 (Aug 16, 2020 at 13:44)
Trail Catamount
1 way very steep downhill with loose over hard so a bit sketchy. Long climb out on next mandatory section to make a loop so do it in cool temps because its an easy place to overheat
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SeanJoBro (May 20, 2020 at 19:20)
Trail Catamount
Second the comment above. Made the mistake of “riding” (walking) most of it. Even coming down didn’t look like it would be fun. I’d just avoid this double track all together.
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ZenTurtle (Apr 1, 2020 at 21:11)
The upper section of this trail is now uphill only
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ZenTurtle (Apr 1, 2020 at 21:11)
The upper section of this trail is now uphill only
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Miamickey (Oct 21, 2019 at 19:05)
This is not a blue. Very wide walking path. It can't be called double track but not much a single track. Was a nice spin for dusk,. Very exposed and dry, not for a summer road. Worth it to get outside on your bike from the city but mostly flat smooth trail that does not seem to be built for bikers but rather runners
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Outsidedav (Sep 18, 2019 at 16:15)
Very easy and short trail. Fun twenty minute ride
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Outsidedav (Sep 18, 2019 at 16:15)
Very easy and short trail. Fun twenty minute ride
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Azcats2002 (Sep 24, 2018 at 23:29)
We dont get many trails in the Bay Area like this. 2.5 miles of flowy up hill with minimal grade. Barely need brakes on the way down. Great views.
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Azcats2002 (Sep 24, 2018 at 23:29)
We dont get many trails in the Bay Area like this. 2.5 miles of flowy up hill with minimal grade. Barely need brakes on the way down. Great views.
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hartrickpatrick (Aug 23, 2018 at 22:24)
Trail Catamount
You want to only go down this trail. It climbs 800 feet in just over a mile so you really can’t ride up it easily. It is a double track descent that has you saying “oh crap I hope there is an easier way up than this” all the way down.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, Fat, Gravel
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Calero County Park Long Ride mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    384 ft
  • Altitude start
    438 ft
  • Altitude end
    384 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -61%
  • Grade min
    97.4%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Almaden Trail
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