13 miles
Distance
3,732 ft
Climb
-1,621 ft
Descent
01:31:26
Avg time

Aptos Creek Road Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Nisene Marks
    Aptos, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

Aptos Creek Road is the main legal dirt trail (road) in Nisene for bikes. It's a pretty road that connects the civilization of Aptos to the vistas at top of the ridge where Nisene Marks State Park touches and enters Soquel Demonstration Forest.

It starts shallow and about 4 miles in it starts to move into first gear climbs.

Many casual cyclists will ride it out and back, turning around at their leisure, and your more hardcore will ride it to get to and or from the Demo. It has a lot of hikers and runners in the lower section.

The higher up one goes, the fewer people you will see.

There is also a shuttle service from the bike shop at the base of the trail that takes folk to the top where they can play in the Demo and then do the 12 miles down that road back to their cars.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Aptos Creek Road bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,111 ft
  • Altitude min
    152 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,589 ft
  • Altitude start
    152 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,263 ft
  • Grade
    3.129%
  • Grade max
    -41.555%
  • Grade min
    87.479%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,890 ft
  • Avg time
    01:31:26
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Status:
on Feb 12, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Ideal
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Aptos Creek Road Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Feb 12, 2020 @ 1:55pm
      Feb 12, 2020
      Two trees down from the weekend wind.
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 8:18pm
      Oct 3, 2019
      Aptos Creek Road closed weekdays from 6:30am-4:00 for fuel reduction work.
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 9:52am
      Sep 14, 2019
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 10:09am
      Sep 2, 2019
      Aug 22, 2019 @ 4:58pm
      Aug 22, 2019
      Upper section of the trail betwen Buzzard Lagoon and Ridge trail closed for ongoing fire reduction work
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 157 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      All
      • 206 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 3, 2019 @ 7:14pm
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      Apr 15, 2019 @ 5:02pm
      Apr 15, 2019
      50 |
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 6:47am
      Apr 13, 2019
      55 |
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 6:47am
      Apr 13, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag owenb723 (Dec 12, 2017 at 18:09)
       So Awesome must ride
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