5,075 ft
Distance
78 ft
Climb
-514 ft
Descent
00:08:01
Avg time

Steam Donkey Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #38209 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9735 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

A combination of old skid roads and new trails with quite different character. Re-routed in 2019.

The (new) uppermost section was opened in 2014 as part of the first phase of the Oljon reroute. It has reasonable grade and several switchbacks.
The middle section has a combination of narrow trails and old roads, with some reasonable grades and an extremely steep pitch or two.
Both these sections are good in both directions.

The lowest section (below Gordon Mill) is a steep old road, only ridden downhill.

Note: The (old) uppermost eastern section connecting to Skyline Blvd was completely decommissioned in 2019 and is no longer visible on this map, but it was a very steep rutted road only ridden downhill.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Steam Donkey multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -437 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,523 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,960 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,960 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,522 ft
  • Grade
    -8.6%
  • Grade max
    -50.1%
  • Grade min
    24.9%
  • Distance climb
    1,220 ft
  • Distance down
    3,855 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:53
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on Jun 25, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.15 (8 votes)
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      Steam Donkey Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 178 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,066 rides
      • Last: Aug 8, 2022

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      Mar 5, 2022 @ 9:41pm
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Kidklayko (Feb 21, 2022 at 22:36)
      There's very little chunk on this trail compared to something like manzanita or fir trail, it's a fun little trail and Oljon to Steam Donkey makes for the perfect warmup. It's definitely a blue but the tech is super light.
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      • + 0
      Npeura (Jul 14, 2021 at 20:20)
      Not sure how to delete my comment above, but fun trail!
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      • + 0
      Npeura (Jul 14, 2021 at 18:33)
      Downed tree on the trail
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      • + 1
      deln78 (Jul 16, 2019 at 13:13)
      The bottom part from Gordon Mill to Spring Board is one of the best trail segments in the park (going downhill). Chunky goodness.
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      • + 0
      jizgrey (Jan 6, 2019 at 1:32)
      One of the gnarliest trails in the park. This is a one way descent in the opposite direction from what is suggested on the map here. Loose and bumpy fun.
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