1.8 miles
Distance
951 ft
Climb
-330 ft
Descent
00:34:42
Avg time

Simas Peak Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Toro Regional Park
    Monterey, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Season
    Mar - Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #90040 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #73907 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    10 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This is the trail that continues from Ollason Peak, the popular access to Pipeline, to Black Mountain and Simas Peak (2250 ft). Parts of this trail are extremely steep (nearing 30%). Combined with the typically dry hardpack covered with a thin layer of loose gravel, providing limited grip, both the climb and descends can be difficult or impossible to bike. Several large ruts run through the trail. Most of the trail is 3-7 ft wide. The amazing views of both the Monterey Bay and the valley on the other side make the hike-a-bike well worth doing if you have the courage and skills required.

Access Info

This trail continues up after Ollason Peak; instead of turning left towards Pipeline and the other trails, keep heading up on the trail that is visible from Ollason Peak.

Disclaimer

Very steep, loose trail. Access at your own risk. Few people venture here, plan accordingly.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Simas Peak mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    622 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,623 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,245 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,623 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,245 ft
  • Grade
    6.692%
  • Grade max
    -32.389%
  • Grade min
    44.982%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2,618 ft
  • Distance flat
    185 ft
  • Avg time
    00:34:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:41
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Status:
on Aug 31, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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  • Very Dry
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      Simas Peak Trail Reports

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      Aug 31, 2020 @ 7:21am
      Aug 31, 2020
      reporter Currently Closed due to the River Fire.
      Nov 8, 2019 @ 1:20pm
      Nov 8, 2019
      Slightly overgrown. Fixed rope on the trail at the steepest section. Couldn't help but laugh as its totally unnecessary.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      • 7 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      WillieB (Nov 9, 2019 at 7:14)
       All downhills are rideable, but uphills will almost certainly have you walking. Not sure its worth it to continue past the highpoint at Black Mountain Trail. Great views.
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