1,923 ft
Distance
-313 ft
Descent
00:02:43
Avg time

Chaparral Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Joaquin Miller Park (JMP)
    Oakland, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (14 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Season
    Summer and Winter
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #3001 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #15717 in Trail Running
    • #4931 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2014
  • Land Manager

Fast, steep and natural trail; usually ridden downhill. central rocky stretch requires good line choice and is black diamond; lots of railroad ties cut in and eroded; short travel bikes can get get overwhelmed especially with bad shock settings. Fun and short and the roughest trail in the park.

This trail is not a trail for beginners. If you are a beginner, do not ride this trail. Skidding your way down the trail is not riding the trail. This destroys the trail.

Please do not avoid the trail obstacles. The erosion on the trail is largely due to users creating new ways for water to flow down the trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Chaparral mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -313 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,031 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,345 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,345 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,030 ft
  • Grade
    -16.3%
  • Grade max
    -53.7%
  • Grade min
    -2%
  • Distance down
    1,923 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:43
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Status:
on Aug 29, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 3.95 (27 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Chaparral Trail Reports

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      Aug 29, 2021 @ 7:17am
      Aug 29, 2021
      Jul 11, 2021 @ 3:14pm
      Jul 11, 2021
      Jul 11, 2021 @ 3:14pm
      Jul 11, 2021
      Last few time I’ve been here there’s been hikers. Be safe.
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 8:43am
      Jun 13, 2021
      CAUTION…. Big tree down in the middle of chappy. Ride safe everyone.
      May 19, 2021 @ 1:35pm
      May 19, 2021
      A little overgrown on beggining area, but the rest opens up. Dusty at some locations. Perfect on morning run!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 27 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 669 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,070 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      31 miles

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      aceccato (May 9, 2020 at 13:16)
       Chaparral was good today. Dry conditions, but always fun to run down those rock faces and’s step downs. Hikers were friendly too.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      CoachAscanio (Aug 21, 2020 at 8:17)
       Best tech trail in the park! Tons of challenges that will test your skills. The rock garden is stellar!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Elbosun (Aug 28, 2020 at 16:41)
       Rode yesterday, still pretty Smokey but clear and cool in the morning. Recommend wearing protective gear
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Isaacg77 (Apr 4, 2021 at 9:34)
       Not sure how this turned into a double black but my 10 yo can clean this with little issues and the only part that gives me some double thoughts is the rock garden in the middle where line choice matters. Definitely a solid black when combining the Rock garden and all the log drops. Definitely rideable for intermediate on up. Good practice for other places such as Rockville and annadel.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      BikerBaird (Aug 23, 2021 at 14:52)
       Double black to climb, single black to descend
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      MTBVAPER (Apr 6, 2021 at 12:46)
       How big are the log jumps
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      • + 0
      BetsyBrown (Apr 18, 2021 at 18:14)
       This has been a single black forever and certainly only deserves a single black rating. Don’t know why the rating changed to double. Even if riding blind, go slow, pick your line and you’ll be fine. My gf who’s been riding once a month for only 6 months cleans this trail
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