7.6 miles
Distance
1,594 ft
Climb
-1,631 ft
Descent
1,800 ft
High Point

Canada del Oro : Baldy Peak loop

Detailed Description
Canada del Oro : Baldy Peak loop is a 8 mile popular intermediate 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 6 trails. This route climbs 1,594 ft with a max elevation of 1,800 ft then descends -1,631 ft.
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12 Reviews & Comments

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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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deathspared (Aug 29, 2021 at 17:22)
Usually pretty quiet compared to other areas nearby. One way system in effect as of August 2021
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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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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 13:46)
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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ZenTurtle (Apr 1, 2020 at 21:11)
The upper section of this trail is now uphill only
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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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Trails in Route

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    92
More Stats for Canada del Oro : Baldy Peak loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    699 ft
  • Altitude start
    739 ft
  • Altitude end
    699 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -71.9%
  • Grade min
    61.7%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,496 ft
Avg: 4 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Bald Peaks Trail
Nov 5, 2022 @ 11:24am
Nov 5, 2022
the rain damped the dust but did not get muddy
Longwall Canyon
May 7, 2022 @ 8:56am
May 7, 2022
Trail is dry and loose at the corners. Watch your speed.
Catamount
Apr 29, 2022 @ 11:58am
Apr 29, 2022
STEEEEEEEP!!!
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