4,491 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-394 ft
Descent
00:11:43
Avg time

U-Con Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Pogonip Open Space
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #172 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #8095 in Trail Running
    • #9405 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
    • 95 in Horseback
  • Land Manager

Connects Emma McRary Trail and the Fuel Break Road which leads up to Empire Grade (road). U-con is a flowy, twisty trail which is narrow and can be dangerous if taken too fast or without proper guidance. High berms and fast descents punctuate tight turns and low-hanging branches. It is a very fun downhill, but many are always climbing. Please be aware of climbers.

Disclaimer

Be aware of people climbing this trail while you descend.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for U-Con Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -393 ft
  • Altitude min
    422 ft
  • Altitude max
    815 ft
  • Altitude start
    815 ft
  • Altitude end
    423 ft
  • Grade
    -8.8%
  • Grade max
    -29.9%
  • Grade min
    4.4%
  • Distance climb
    230 ft
  • Distance down
    4,052 ft
  • Distance flat
    210 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:47
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Status:
on Oct 10, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 3.75 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      U-Con Trail Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 116 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 3,357 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 11,090 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 29, 2019 @ 9:04pm
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      Aug 5, 2019 @ 8:40am
      Aug 5, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 2
      dirtvert (Apr 5, 2019 at 17:49)
       Most people use this trail to climb up to campus (there are way better options for descending). If you do drop it please check your speed, especially on the weekend when it's crowded.
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      youtuber U-Con Trail - Santa Cruz, CA
      3:47 | 538 | May 29, 2019 , Santa Cruz
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