3,275 ft
103 ft
-188 ft
458 ft
High Point

Lower North Rim Details

  • Riding area
    Alum Rock Park
    San Jose, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, CX
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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Lower North Rim parallels Penitencia Creek but on the north side of the park road. It has short steep punchy climbs and descents. It's a fun connector to the full North Rim, but also gets you to the conflux of Penitencia Creek trail, a main parking and picnic area, and other roads.

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More Stats for Lower North Rim mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -84 ft
  • Altitude min
    330 ft
  • Altitude start
    418 ft
  • Altitude end
    334 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    805 ft
  • Distance down
    2,119 ft
  • Distance flat
    246 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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