1 miles
Distance
221 ft
Climb
-425 ft
Descent
00:10:41
Avg time

Sunny Jim Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Montebello Open Space
    Palo Alto, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #45528 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

The north side of this trail is shaded and a reasonable climb. The south side is exposed, steep, and needs to be descended with care. Best ridden from north to south, to avoid the steep southern climb.

More Stats for Sunny Jim bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -204 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,065 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,490 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,269 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,065 ft
  • Grade
    -3.466%
  • Grade max
    -22.103%
  • Grade min
    22.906%
  • Distance climb
    2,150 ft
  • Distance down
    3,487 ft
  • Distance flat
    237 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:03
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Status:
on Sep 22, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 2 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Sunny Jim Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 22, 2019 @ 9:26am
      Sep 22, 2019
      May 25, 2019 @ 6:00am
      May 25, 2019
      Good
      Aug 26, 2018 @ 3:25pm
      Aug 26, 2018
      Aug 1, 2018 @ 6:16pm
      Aug 1, 2018
      trail was running good, dry and clear of obstacles; no issues to report
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 44 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      All
      • 144 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Pistachio (Jul 22, 2017 at 6:07)
       Think of Sunny Jim as more like Sonny Liston. On the climb, Jim is going to hit you hard right away, let you hang on the ropes a little bit, and then go for a middle to late round knockout. What this climb lacks in length, it makes up for in gradient. If you like a quick shot of pain, this is your trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag jpravetz (Sep 9, 2019 at 10:10)
       The south side is recently graded and now a safer descent. But still steep to climb. No shade on the south side.
      [Reply]

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