1,104 ft
Distance
12 ft
Climb
-217 ft
Descent
00:02:18
Avg time

French Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Waterdog Lake Park
    Belmont, California
  • AKA
    Old French
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Ladder Bridge, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #2404 in Mountain Biking

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for French Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -205 ft
  • Altitude min
    383 ft
  • Altitude max
    588 ft
  • Altitude start
    588 ft
  • Altitude end
    383 ft
  • Grade
    -18.539%
  • Grade max
    -46.443%
  • Grade min
    15.423%
  • Distance climb
    85 ft
  • Distance down
    941 ft
  • Distance flat
    78 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:48
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Status:
on Nov 26, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (1 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 french-trail trailhead (37.499542, -122.300497)

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