4,491 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-384 ft
Descent
00:13:00
Avg time

U-Con Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Pogonip Open Space
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • 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 [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner

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 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -383 ft
  • Altitude min
    422 ft
  • Altitude max
    805 ft
  • Altitude start
    805 ft
  • Altitude end
    423 ft
  • Grade
    -8.5%
  • Grade max
    -27.7%
  • Grade min
    4.4%
  • Distance climb
    230 ft
  • Distance down
    4,052 ft
  • Distance flat
    210 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:23
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Status:
on Feb 25, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 3.75 (15 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 72 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 2,508 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 34,396 rides
      • Last: Apr 16, 2024

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