5 miles
Distance
1,451 ft
Climb
-431 ft
Descent
00:59:39
Avg time

John Nicholas Details

  • Riding Area
    Saratoga Gap
    Saratoga, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2014
  • Land Manager

From Black Road to the reservoir this is a dirt road, but from the reservoir up to Skyline this is one of the premiere maintained singletrack rides in the Bay Area. Purpose built by Santa Clara County as a bicycle connector trail - also used by hikers. Surface is smooth enough and often used by CX bikes, and even the more adventurous road biker. The gradient is only steep in one or two short sections.

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More Stats for John Nicholas bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,020 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,787 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,912 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,891 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,912 ft
  • Grade
    4.09%
  • Grade max
    -24.815%
  • Grade min
    42.7%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,665 ft
  • Avg time
    00:59:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:19
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Status:
on Oct 23, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.65 (6 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to john-nicholas trailhead (37.205740, -122.037550)
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John Nicholas Trail Reports

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Oct 23, 2018 @ 9:41am
Oct 23, 2018
very dry dusty and slick
Aug 2, 2018 @ 8:06pm
Aug 2, 2018
Down tree on the trail
Jul 30, 2018 @ 5:35pm
Jul 30, 2018
Downed tree close to where the single track meets the fire road
Jun 23, 2018 @ 7:28am
Jun 23, 2018
All clear. Brush cut back in places recently.
Apr 19, 2018 @ 2:37pm
Apr 19, 2018
Nice and tacks. Two tiny mud puddles. One Tree down and has been sawed, but stump impedes trail.
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Jun 9, 2018
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Dec 9, 2017 @ 9:42pm
Dec 9, 2017
John Nicholas, Palo Alto
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Dec 9, 2017 @ 9:38pm
Dec 9, 2017
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag jefe (May 9, 2018 at 14:07)
 Super fun trail for what it is. This is the perfect trail to take someone on their first ride on; they will love it! Some fun turns for you too.
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