8.4 miles
Distance
1,810 ft
Climb
-1,714 ft
Descent
2,394 ft
High Point

After work ride for having fun.

Detailed Description
Corte Madera North Ride is a 8 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Redwood City California. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 1,810 ft with a max elevation of 2,394 ft then descends -1,714 ft.
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38 Reviews & Comments

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crabkilla (Nov 13, 2022 at 13:23)
Sun, Nov 13, 2022 Report - trail is in great condition but has a couple of downed trees in the way. Still passable. Nice and damp from recent rains.
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crabkilla (Nov 13, 2022 at 13:23)
Sun, Nov 13, 2022 Report - trail is in great condition but has a couple of downed trees in the way. Still passable. Nice and damp from recent rains.
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crabkilla (Nov 13, 2022 at 13:23)
Sun, Nov 13, 2022 Report - trail is in great condition but has a couple of downed trees in the way. Still passable. Nice and damp from recent rains.
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ruffryder69 (Sep 14, 2022 at 10:17)
Trail Manzanita
This also feels like a blue to me. All of the tech is rollable and nothing is very steep or committing. Imo there are no black trails in skeggs.
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TrailRider662636 (Jul 24, 2022 at 20:24)
Trail North Leaf
Goes very off camber in some parts with big drops. Also, there is a blind 3 foot drop on to a small jagged rock which is a bit difficult.
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mtbflauto (Jun 2, 2022 at 14:40)
Trail Manzanita
100mm xc hardtail (Epic) rider here. Pretty fun and I don’t find it especially challenging, though there are some nice tech sections throughout the trail.
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Kidklayko (Apr 16, 2022 at 8:33)
Trail Methuselah
One of the better trails in the park for sure, very flowy and one of the only continuous dh with no climbs in skeggs.
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Kidklayko (Apr 16, 2022 at 8:33)
Trail Methuselah
One of the better trails in the park for sure, very flowy and one of the only continuous dh with no climbs in skeggs.
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Kidklayko (Mar 27, 2022 at 20:57)
Trail North Leaf
Great trail, rode it for the first time today, It's a little techy in some spots that could maybe make it a black, but for the most part it's a blue, Also this trail could use a haircut, it is slightly overgrown
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Kidklayko (Mar 20, 2022 at 21:13)
If you go the way suggested the beginning has a sorta jump line, it's only like 3/4 mile but fast as hell, and the climb after isn't bad. Then the downhill kicks in again, but with a flowier feel, only after you climb back out.
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Kidklayko (Mar 20, 2022 at 21:13)
If you go the way suggested the beginning has a sorta jump line, it's only like 3/4 mile but fast as hell, and the climb after isn't bad. Then the downhill kicks in again, but with a flowier feel, only after you climb back out.
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Kidklayko (Mar 20, 2022 at 21:13)
If you go the way suggested the beginning has a sorta jump line, it's only like 3/4 mile but fast as hell, and the climb after isn't bad. Then the downhill kicks in again, but with a flowier feel, only after you climb back out.
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Kidklayko (Mar 14, 2022 at 14:39)
Trail Manzanita
Can someone change this to a black, look at the voting history, also the top part of the trail between Methuselah Fire Road and Fir trail fire road, that is NOT part of the trail, it is a brief fire road that can be climbed and descended. Call it Methuselah Connector.
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Kidklayko (Feb 21, 2022 at 22:30)
Trail Manzanita
Probably the best trail in the Skeggs and my go-to for a while. It's got just enough tech that the ride doesn't get boring, but it's not a double black pro-line by any means. However, I genuinely think it should be rated black since it has some tech features that might appear difficult for some beginners. It can easily be done on a hardtail as well, it's just a little more fatiguing. The tech is fairly mild, but at no point do I really get nervous with it.
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mtbflauto (Jan 5, 2021 at 11:22)
Trail North Leaf
The video for this trail looks like Methuselah, not North Leaf
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MtbSkier71 (Dec 27, 2020 at 12:55)
Trail Manzanita
Should be a downhill only trail. Very bumpy ride in several sections. I won't want to do this with a hardtail as my 130mm full suspension is pushed to it's limits. There's a steep, very challenging climb up a steep rock garden to test your skills and strength. Only the best can make it on their first try!
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Kidklayko (Feb 21, 2022 at 22:32)
Trail Manzanita
Climb's not that bad, I can make it up most times, and it's definitely doable on a hardtail, I've taken my Epic there multiple times and never even been knocked off line.
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winkeyless (Dec 14, 2020 at 23:10)
Trail North Leaf
Midpen really should widen the narrowest part. It’s NOT safe to ride next to a cliff. Fun descent and best with a dropper
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winkeyless (Dec 14, 2020 at 23:05)
Trail Manzanita
Best of ECDM. Pick your lines
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mtbflauto (Aug 26, 2020 at 19:40)
Trail Methuselah
great trail. must ride if in skeggs.
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mtbflauto (Aug 26, 2020 at 19:40)
Trail Methuselah
great trail. must ride if in skeggs.
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Decoc (Nov 8, 2019 at 19:34)
Trail Manzanita
Blue trail
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MtbSkier71 (Dec 27, 2020 at 13:19)
Trail Manzanita
Although rated blue, this is by far more difficult than any other blue in the park due to the rock gardens and rocky ruts that could send someone flying. I won't take my lower intermediate riding friends on this trail. I have even had a pucker moment or two on this trail over the years when I picked a bad line (130mm travel), and I consider myself a legit advanced rider. Larger suspension bikes makes line selection not as necessary. Point is: this isn't like the other blues in the park so plan accordingly.
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acyclist (Oct 27, 2019 at 18:16)
Trail Methuselah
Great fire road to climb back up. Not terribly steep, all rideable.
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acyclist (Oct 27, 2019 at 18:16)
Trail Methuselah
Great fire road to climb back up. Not terribly steep, all rideable.
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acyclist (Oct 26, 2019 at 20:19)
Trail Manzanita
The middle half is basically just rock gardens. Downhill is pretty fun but don't really recommend uphill as much.
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deln78 (Jul 16, 2019 at 13:08)
Trail Methuselah
The part from the end of North Leaf down to the bottom is one of the best trail segments in the park. Some fun "jumps" on water bars, nice grade, chunk, quick turns, etc.
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deln78 (Jul 16, 2019 at 13:08)
Trail Methuselah
The part from the end of North Leaf down to the bottom is one of the best trail segments in the park. Some fun "jumps" on water bars, nice grade, chunk, quick turns, etc.
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jizgrey (Jul 14, 2019 at 13:19)
Trail Manzanita
Fun descending and challenging ascending. Go for a no dab challenge climb!
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jizgrey (Jan 6, 2019 at 1:42)
Those jumps in the picture are NOT of this trail.
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jizgrey (Jan 6, 2019 at 1:42)
Those jumps in the picture are NOT of this trail.
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jizgrey (Jan 6, 2019 at 1:42)
Those jumps in the picture are NOT of this trail.
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jizgrey (Jan 6, 2019 at 1:34)
Trail Manzanita
Those pictures are NOT of this trail.
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ethanromer (Nov 6, 2017 at 17:20)
Nice downhill flowy trail with jumps and a minor climb. Recommended
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ethanromer (Nov 6, 2017 at 17:20)
Nice downhill flowy trail with jumps and a minor climb. Recommended
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ethanromer (Nov 6, 2017 at 17:20)
Nice downhill flowy trail with jumps and a minor climb. Recommended
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henrybeamish (Mar 29, 2015 at 11:30)
fun to let go of the brakes on
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henrybeamish (Mar 23, 2015 at 20:28)
Trail North Leaf
fun to go fast on
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  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for Corte Madera North Ride mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    96 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,366 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,283 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,379 ft
  • Grade
    0.2%
  • Grade max
    -55.7%
  • Grade min
    40.5%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,490 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
North Leaf
Nov 25, 2022 @ 1:34pm
3 days
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail. Lots of branches, passable but not fun.
Giant Salamander
Nov 14, 2022 @ 11:51am
Nov 14, 2022
Trail is in great condition as a result of recent rains. Be gone, dusty trail!
Methuselah
Nov 14, 2022 @ 11:51am
Nov 14, 2022
Trail is in great condition as a result of recent rains. Be gone, dusty trail!
El Corte de Madera Creek
Nov 13, 2022 @ 1:25pm
Nov 13, 2022
Trail is in excellent condition due to recent rain. Couple of downed trees but still passable
Manzanita
Oct 20, 2022 @ 10:04am
Oct 20, 2022
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