1 miles
841 ft
-72 ft
Avg time

Charcoal Road Details

  • Riding area
    Saratoga Gap
    Saratoga, California
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Nasty, steep dirt road climb with few redeeming qualities. Why Midpen thinks this is a climbing trail is beyond me.

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More Stats for Charcoal Road mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    769 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,764 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,566 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,764 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,533 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1,256 ft
  • Distance flat
    166 ft
  • Avg time
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on Dec 26, 2017
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Charcoal Road Trail Reports

Dec 26, 2017 @ 11:04am
Dec 26, 2017
Aug 21, 2017 @ 9:02pm
Aug 21, 2017
Lots of powdery, power-sucking dust. Still steep...
May 22, 2017 @ 7:36pm
May 22, 2017
Blown out, dusty, not as tacky as usual. We turned back. Not worth the climb out for us, but it might be for you. Trail is just fine, ready to...
Apr 16, 2017 @ 6:13pm
Apr 16, 2017
Massive signs at the top "Charcoal Road uphill only for bikes". Not sure if its patrolled much, but the signage is clear.
Jan 1, 2017 @ 2:08pm
Jan 1, 2017
Lots of fallen trees across the path, and lots of leaf cover. The bottom of the trail has turned into a complete bog, make sure to pack some rags...
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