1 miles
Distance
841 ft
Climb
-72 ft
Descent
00:28:54
Avg time

Charcoal Road Details

  • Riding Area
    Saratoga Gap
    Saratoga, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #48043 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 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
    10.215%
  • Grade max
    -13.141%
  • Grade min
    34.704%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1,256 ft
  • Distance flat
    166 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:54
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Status:
on Jul 4, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 1.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Charcoal Road Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jul 4, 2018 @ 11:03am
      Jul 4, 2018
      Very dry and dusty
      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.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      All
      • 43 rides
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