1,104 ft
12 ft
-217 ft
Avg time

French Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Waterdog Lake Park
    Belmont, California
  • AKA
    Old French
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Ladder Bridge, Skinny
  • Global Ranking

One of the steeper, more feral trails at Waterdog, this is a quick way to get to the bottom. It's the original trail in this area, now largely serviced by Ohlone Trail. While it's an old trail, it's also not on the official park map. Thus, you really only ever see bikes on this one. One fun feature is a skinny wooden ramp through a tree, meeting up with the trail below the following switchback. It's climbable, but hard in that direction, particularly near the tree mentioned above.

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More Stats for French Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -205 ft
  • Altitude min
    383 ft
  • Altitude max
    588 ft
  • Altitude start
    588 ft
  • Altitude end
    383 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    85 ft
  • Distance down
    941 ft
  • Distance flat
    78 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Aug 19, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to french-trail trailhead (37.499542, -122.300497)


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