2 miles
Distance
398 ft
Climb
-411 ft
Descent
00:20:14
Avg time

Enchanted Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Wilder Ranch
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #17336 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking

Ride Clockwise for a fun, root strewn descent (drop in on the southern end, closer to the coast) Plenty of opportunities to boost over roots, but you can roll them too. Watch for the drop-off/switchback. Climb out was rerouted in 2016 with a pleasant gradient.

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More Stats for Enchanted Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -13 ft
  • Altitude min
    360 ft
  • Altitude max
    607 ft
  • Altitude start
    604 ft
  • Altitude end
    592 ft
  • Grade
    -0.158%
  • Grade max
    -39.453%
  • Grade min
    44.854%
  • Distance climb
    3,998 ft
  • Distance down
    3,701 ft
  • Distance flat
    377 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:14
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Status:
on Nov 10, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.7 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 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
  • Other Other
Directions to enchanted-loop trailhead (36.986106, -122.110181)
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Enchanted Loop Trail Reports

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7 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag prodicker (Sep 13, 2014 at 0:48)
 Definitively not a black diamond - total cross country trail. Maybe a bit more rocky and rooty then most wilder though still really mellow.
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  • + 1
flag henrybeamish (Mar 23, 2015 at 20:24)
 fun root drops in one section
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  • + 1
flag henrybeamish (Mar 24, 2015 at 16:48)
 It is a bit boring after the first time
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  • + 1
flag Alextrek (Mar 31, 2015 at 16:35)
 easy trail, one of the more fun trails at wilder but still really easy, a few fun root drops
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  • + 1
flag pgorey (Oct 7, 2016 at 16:49)
 Not a difficult trail - mostly downhill XC trail with fun root drops in the top section. Nice canopy cover compared to most other trails here. Watch out for the last root drop into the right corner - 3-6" of silty dirt - ridden 10-6-16
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  • + 0
flag 5paco5 (May 26, 2017 at 21:04)
 I believe the trail direction should state "ride clockwise" if you want to do the more fun root-strewn descent.
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  • + 0
flag rowanz (Nov 18, 2017 at 15:22)
 Fun, fast and amazingly beautiful compared to the rest of wilder.
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