19.1 miles
Distance
2,820 ft
Climb
-2,862 ft
Descent
1,052 ft
High Point

On blind trail corners, especially at dusk and dawn, be alert and brake-ready for occasional MTB rider coming fast in opposition direction.

Figure eight loop within (Eastside) and outside of (Westside) boundaries of China Camp State Park. Westside cardiac workout "blue" in counter clockwise direction and "black" in clockwise direction based on ascent topography of trails. Hard ride in any direction due to distance.

Elevation: 1019 feet, 311 meters
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84): 37° 59' 54'' N, 122° 30' 11'' W, 37.998303, -122.502972 (Dec Deg)
Physical location (approx): on Bay Hills Drive near intersection with Scettrini Fire Road
Source: peakbagger.com

Detailed Description
China Camp Peak East West Loop is a 19 mile popular intermediate route located near China Camp California. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 13 trails. This route climbs 2,820 ft with a max elevation of 1,052 ft then descends -2,862 ft.
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16 Reviews & Comments

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Weenlien (Sep 20, 2021 at 6:55)
Super fast straight descent. Hardly used. Hot dry and dusty
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windsurfsf (Jul 19, 2021 at 14:14)
Trail Woodrat
Very narrow single track that often is off camber and fairly exposed, very tight switch backs, lots of trees to duck under, no flow at all, very low enjoyment. Canary trail after this only slightly better - use the fire road and skip these unless you like slow, hot and exposed. Fire road was not bad for a fire road.
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mtbflauto (Jan 28, 2021 at 21:25)
trilerr You mean a green?
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trilerr (Dec 26, 2020 at 18:34)
Top part is really really rutted out and rocky. If you’re a beginner you’ll probably walk your bike quite a bit. Don’t let the fire road designation fool you.
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trilerr (Dec 26, 2020 at 18:31)
The trail itself isn’t really hard, but a lot of sections are narrow and if you mess up, it’ll be a while before you stop down the fairly steep hillside. Not for the faint hearted. I don’t think it should be a blue honestly.
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mtbflauto (Nov 5, 2020 at 15:18)
Trail Oak Ridge
best trail in china camp
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winstonstruye (Aug 9, 2020 at 20:35)
Trail JT Howell
Getting a little overgrown but very fun, definitely the trickiest (marked on Trailforks) trail in this area. Definitely check it out
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davidtzlu (Jul 20, 2020 at 18:29)
Shoreline trail is for beginners. This is for advanced beginners or people who ride easy blue trails. A real blast though!
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newbermuda (Jan 17, 2020 at 12:49)
Challenging climb if you get bored of the main loop
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rgon23 (Oct 19, 2019 at 19:59)
Lower part still closed.
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acyclist (Sep 29, 2019 at 16:52)
Steep sections and a lot of fist-sized loose rock all over the road. I went downhill, didn’t seem like a great uphill road.
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acyclist (Sep 29, 2019 at 16:50)
Start is off a private road. Typical Marin County Fire Road.... Some very steep sections and loose dirt. If you’re in very good shape you might be able to pedal all the way.
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Mtnehring (Jul 14, 2019 at 21:08)
Hacienda. This is a pretty aggressive climb. Be prepared for mostly uphill and keep your momentum.
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Mtnehring (Jul 14, 2019 at 21:06)
Tried this trail as it’s probably the closet thing to my house. Entered off
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Tonymosa (Dec 26, 2018 at 16:00)
Finally went down. Not worth it. I’ll stay on the Loop next time. Get the miles in.
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Tonymosa (Dec 26, 2018 at 15:52)
Trail JT Howell
Sweet trail, worth finding.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    178
More Stats for China Camp Peak East West Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    15 ft
  • Altitude start
    105 ft
  • Altitude end
    66 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -48.1%
  • Grade min
    46.2%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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