1 miles
Distance
102 ft
Climb
-686 ft
Descent
00:12:58
Avg time

Big Tree Details

  • Riding Area
    Jackson Demonstration State Forest
    Mendocino, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Year round, best in Spring and Fall.
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

This trail was put in by the CCC during the depression. It is VERY popular for hikers and bikers so be very careful and give way to hikers.
At the top of the trail is one of the only old growth redwoods left in the area (thus the name "Big Tree") and is definitely worth the short side trail to go see it. (There is a sign)

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Big Tree bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -583 ft
  • Altitude min
    89 ft
  • Altitude max
    673 ft
  • Altitude start
    673 ft
  • Altitude end
    89 ft
  • Grade
    -9.621%
  • Grade max
    -32.498%
  • Grade min
    20.678%
  • Distance climb
    1,171 ft
  • Distance down
    4,767 ft
  • Distance flat
    126 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:58
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Status:
on Oct 7, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (7 votes)

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Trail Style
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to big-tree-23668 trailhead (39.320396, -123.693614)
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Big Tree Trail Reports

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Oct 7, 2018 @ 8:46pm
Oct 7, 2018
Jun 2, 2018 @ 9:06pm
Jun 2, 2018
Good condition windy trail.
Nov 14, 2017 @ 9:38am
Nov 14, 2017
Oct 23, 2017 @ 10:33am
Oct 23, 2017
The rain a week ago really knocked the dust down.
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Jun 17, 2015 @ 10:24am
Jun 17, 2015
Big Tree, San Francisco
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Jun 17, 2015 @ 10:24am
Jun 17, 2015
Big Tree, San Francisco

Routes with this trail

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Mendo Sampler Day 1
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Wildwood Adventure Enduro 2015 - Day 2 race
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag taospinner (Sep 23, 2018 at 22:22)
 Where are all the "Big Trees"?
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