1.8 miles
Distance
580 ft
Climb
-30 ft
Descent
00:25:00
Avg time

Rocky Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Santa Teresa County Park
    San Jose, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (7 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    All Year
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump, Rock Garden, Other
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6232 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #79638 in Trail Running
    • #9056 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking

Rocky Ridge is a challenging and intense two mile trail inside Santa Teresa County Park. It follows the east ridge of the park to the top of the mountain where it terminates near the communication tower.

This trail is very technical and rocky (thus the name). The large rocks that punctuate the trail all along its length range in size from softball-sized to many which are larger than basketball-sized. Few are loose, most are firmly planted in the dirt and can be "safely" ridden over.

This trail is difficult to climb and challenging to descend. On the uphill, the rocks make it difficult to maintain any real pace or speed, making it easier for them to trap a tire and bring the bike to an immediate stop. On the downhills, certain sections are challenging enough to necessitate most riders to dismount and walk through. Only highly skilled riders can navigate some sections of this trail. It may be the only black trail in the park, but It is a great place to work on skills.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Rocky Ridge multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    551 ft
  • Altitude min
    503 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,084 ft
  • Altitude start
    533 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,083 ft
  • Grade
    5.8%
  • Grade max
    -8.9%
  • Grade min
    26.3%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    751 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:17
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on Jun 15, 2024
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Avg: 4.2 (16 votes)
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      Rocky Ridge Trail Reports

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      Jun 15, 2024 @ 8:56am
      Jun 15, 2024
      May 27, 2024 @ 3:06am
      May 27, 2024
      May 7, 2024 @ 10:06am
      May 7, 2024
      Good conditions
      Sep 15, 2023 @ 7:29pm
      Sep 15, 2023
      Construction crews are completely neutering this trail from the ground up. Why?!? This will be a green by the time they are done
      Jul 16, 2023 @ 11:11am
      Jul 16, 2023
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 118 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 3,663 rides
      • Last: Jun 19, 2024

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