13.0 miles
Distance
1,878 ft
Climb
-1,874 ft
Descent
1,000 ft
High Point

This is a longer China Camp SP route that drops into the backside (aka the Darkside) after peaking at the Nike Missle Radar station. The "Darkside" is not technically inside the State Park borders and is considered a gray area by locals.

Detailed Description
China Camp dark is a 13 mile popular intermediate route located near San Rafael California. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 1,878 ft with a max elevation of 1,000 ft then descends -1,874 ft.
Local Trail Association
Local trail association
Access4Bikes Foundation (www.access4bikes.com)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
donate to earn trail karma!

Trail Products

3 Reviews & Comments


We hope you've been enjoying Trailforks!

Create a FREE account to view route comments and much more.

Trails in Route

Oak Ridge2 miles

Details

  • 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
    183
More Stats for China Camp dark mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 23 min
  • Altitude min
    13 ft
  • Altitude start
    48 ft
  • Altitude end
    52 ft
  • Grade max
    -59.8%
  • Grade min
    39.2%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)
close
3D
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Partial
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches
US Cell Coverage
Legend
cell carrier legend

Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
  • Snowmobile
Winter Trails
Warning A routing network for winter maps does not exist. Selecting trails using the winter trails layer has been disabled.
x Missing Trails
Most Popular
Least Popular
Trails are colored based on popularity. The more popular a trail is, the more red. Less popular trails trend towards green.
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
disable
Only show trails with NO bikes.
enable

Save the current map location and zoom level as your default home location whenever this page is loaded.

Save
Trail transparency
134
73
202
248
hard crash on hitler
hard crash on hitler
0:17 | 2616 | comments: 47 | favs: 13
Jan 1, 2013
me eating it clipped in and ripping my lip and getting a concussion

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Quercus I (Q1)
Mar 15, 2024 @ 5:51am
Mar 15, 2024
Running so good! Get that hero dirt!
Sparkles
Mar 7, 2024 @ 3:47pm
Mar 7, 2024
Conditions on 3/7 were sick. The downed tree at the top was cleared.
Oak Ridge
Feb 25, 2024 @ 12:26am
Feb 25, 2024
Wet in some spots but very rideable.
Hummingbird
Dec 22, 2023 @ 1:22am
Dec 22, 2023
more reports »
  • By WCMBpresident & contributors
  • #9688 - 7,611 views