1,916 ft
Distance
-311 ft
Descent
00:02:51
Avg time

Chaparral Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Joaquin Miller Park (JMP)
    Oakland, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (20 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 Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #3001 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #15717 in Trail Running
    • #4931 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2014
  • Land Owner

This trail is not a trail for beginners. It is rated Black due to relative difficulty to other JMP blue trails, and the fact that this trail is JMP's bone breaker, especially with clipped XC riders.

If you are a beginner, do not attempt this 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.

Fast, steep and natural trail; usually ridden downhill. Central rocky stretch requires good line choice and is black diamond when not rutted; lots of railroad ties cut in and eroded; short travel bikes can get quickly overwhelmed. Fun and short and the roughest trail in the park.

Disclaimer

April 2022 Note: Updated to Double Black due to several recent broken leg injuries.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Chaparral mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -311 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,031 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,343 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,343 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,030 ft
  • Grade
    -16.2%
  • Grade max
    -53.7%
  • Grade min
    -2%
  • Distance down
    1,916 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:52
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on Dec 23, 2023
Ideal
Avg: 4.05 (33 votes)
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      Chaparral Trail Reports

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      Dec 23, 2023 @ 10:44am
      Dec 23, 2023
      Sep 11, 2023 @ 10:56am
      Sep 11, 2023
      Jan 24, 2023 @ 8:02am
      Jan 24, 2023
      Some parts were really rutted and loose due to the recent rains.
      Aug 4, 2022 @ 11:26am
      Aug 4, 2022
      Nice job brushing the trail @btceb and @jmpenduro
      Jun 14, 2022 @ 5:42pm
      Jun 14, 2022
      seemed fine to me, rocked my new hardtail down it and honestly enjoyed it more than Cindy.
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      • 9 miles avg distance
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