2 miles
Distance
581 ft
Climb
-196 ft
Descent
00:18:45
Avg time

Baldwin Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Wilder Ranch
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular in reverse
  • Global Ranking
    #48154 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Decent single track up top, but gets overgrown as you get down towards Highway #1. Better to take Eagle Cutuff.

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More Stats for Baldwin Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    385 ft
  • Altitude min
    31 ft
  • Altitude max
    607 ft
  • Altitude start
    221 ft
  • Altitude end
    606 ft
  • Grade
    3.805%
  • Grade max
    -15.937%
  • Grade min
    22.697%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2,375 ft
  • Distance flat
    491 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:43
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Status:
on May 31, 2018
Dry
Avg: 1.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Baldwin Loop Trail Reports

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      May 31, 2018 @ 5:19pm
      May 31, 2018
      Very overgrown with plenty of knuckle high thistle to take home as a souvenir from your ride.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
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      • 64 rides
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      Jul 9, 2016 @ 9:29pm
      Jul 9, 2016
      Baldwin Loop, Santa Cruz

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Bro-khardt (Mar 29, 2018 at 15:46)
       Bottom of this trail is a GAUNTLET OF PAIN! Overgrown stinging nettle, impossible to avoid!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag RedWings-44 (Jun 8, 2018 at 22:17)
       Extremely over grown with grass and thorns. Could be fun if it was trimmed back. Counted about 10 ticks between 2 of us. Some of the trail had to be walked simply due to the thickness of the thorny shrubbery.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Stefp (Jun 15, 2018 at 18:47)
       Not sure what I was thinking but decided to go down this today ( hadn’t read the posts ) grass , nettles that have moments of being head high , trail that disappears ( just kept riding and smooshed down the grass ) - I definitely had some sketchy moments where I wondered if it was better for me to turn back but I kept going - let guy know in park kiosk he should probably close trail - he said he had been wondering if they should - yes close - not fun
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Puffball11 (Oct 11, 2018 at 7:45)
       Joining the chorus - this trail sucks.
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