2 miles
Distance
401 ft
Climb
-346 ft
Descent
00:11:29
Avg time

Aptos Rancho Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Nisene Marks
    Aptos, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Global Ranking

This is a nice parallel to the Aptos Creek Fire Road, and it has it's own special entrance from the edge of the park via a neighborhood street across from the Safeway shopping center on Aptos Ranch Rd. The trail goes all the way to the first bridge on the fire road. The trail is one of the few legal single track trails in Nisene, but because it is very accessible (It even has an ADA section after the Split Stuff intersection) be prepared for many hikers, families, and dogs on a leash.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Aptos Rancho Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    55 ft
  • Altitude min
    66 ft
  • Altitude max
    182 ft
  • Altitude start
    128 ft
  • Altitude end
    182 ft
  • Grade
    0.629%
  • Grade max
    -24.563%
  • Grade min
    38.74%
  • Distance climb
    4,044 ft
  • Distance down
    4,411 ft
  • Distance flat
    246 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:00
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Status:
on Aug 7, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to aptos-rancho-trail trailhead (36.980630, -121.905980)
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Aptos Rancho Trail Trail Reports

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Aug 7, 2018 @ 4:31pm
Aug 7, 2018
A few trees down that may stay down for awhile.
Apr 5, 2018 @ 8:48pm
Apr 5, 2018
Nice and lush. Great dirt, but rain is in the forecast for this weekend. Creek too deep to ride across, but good stones / logs for walking across
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Jul 26, 2018 @ 1:05pm
Jul 26, 2018
Aptos Rancho Trail, Capitola
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Apr 5, 2018 @ 8:53pm
Apr 5, 2018
Aptos Rancho Trail, Capitola
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Apr 5, 2018 @ 8:52pm
Apr 5, 2018
Aptos Rancho Trail, Capitola

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Bake915 (Dec 28, 2017 at 16:34)
 Beautiful trail in the redwoods, great for beginner riders! Took my 5 year old on it and he did great and had lots of fun
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