27.2 miles
Distance
3,980 ft
Climb
-3,976 ft
Descent
2,058 ft
High Point

Good ride from the coast to Big Basin and Back. As always, heading down Middle Ridge is easier than going up.

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Chalks_Big-Basin_Loop is a 27 mile less popular extreme route located near Big Basin State Park California. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 3,980 ft with a max elevation of 2,058 ft then descends -3,976 ft.
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1 Review & Comments

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naba (Jun 30, 2019 at 21:11)
Descending this fire road is easy if you go fast: it turns into a roller coaster when you are bombing it. If you do not go that fast or you're not that strong, you may have to hike a few steep hills (a couple of meters), but any black diamond rating is over-statement both technical and effort-wise. Going downhill is an easy to moderate ride (green-blue).
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Chalks_Big-Basin_Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    158 ft
  • Altitude start
    158 ft
  • Altitude end
    161 ft
  • Grade max
    -77%
  • Grade min
    41.4%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 3 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Gazos Creek Road
Oct 3, 2022 @ 7:45am
Oct 3, 2022
The road is open and in good condition. Nice way to survey the forest’s recovery from wildfire.
Johansen Road
Jul 15, 2017 @ 11:07am
Jul 15, 2017
Fire road as bikes aren't allowed on trails within the park. Get ready to climb!! Steep and short climbs with lose dirt, almost sand. Beautiful scenery though! ! Bring lots of water if riding in the Summer. Enjoy!!
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