2 miles
Distance
348 ft
Climb
-481 ft
Descent
681 ft
High Point

Whipsnake Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Fernandez Ranch
    Martinez, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #78885 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Well let's just call this description Whipsnake 2.0 because this trail is for some unknown reason broken into two segments. Not my idea I'm just here to tell you about a cool legal singletrack in in the SF Bay Area. At the bottom of Wood Rat Trail you come to this section of Whipsnake. More on lower Whipsnake later, let's focus the important bit, this part of Whipsnake. Nice climb, few nice uphill switchbacks, Huuuuuuuuge Oak tree older than any of us (with bench), almost there, and then get your turning skills on. Not a super fast downhill section(please keep it that way), but great turns and good flow. Good line of sight in most places, but be cautious of other trail users.

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More Stats for Whipsnake Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -132 ft
  • Altitude min
    312 ft
  • Altitude start
    445 ft
  • Altitude end
    312 ft
  • Grade
    -1.452%
  • Grade max
    -40.842%
  • Grade min
    32.674%
  • Distance climb
    3,674 ft
  • Distance down
    4,272 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,159 ft
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Status:
on Jan 10, 2019
Prevalent Mud
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Whipsnake Trail Trail Reports

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      Jan 10, 2019 @ 1:49pm
      Jan 10, 2019
      Open but very wet and muddy
      Jan 3, 2019 @ 10:11am
      Jan 3, 2019
      Oct 9, 2018 @ 2:23pm
      Oct 9, 2018
      Dirt is loose in some turns, but a fun ride
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 2:44pm
      Sep 24, 2018
      Fun trail I was pleasantly surprised
      Sep 20, 2018 @ 1:34pm
      Sep 20, 2018
      Fun ride today, trail is in good shape
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 15 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 15 rides
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      Photos

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      4 |
      Oct 14, 2018 @ 4:00pm
      Oct 14, 2018
      Whipsnake Trail, My City
      4 |
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 2:43pm
      Sep 24, 2018
      Whipsnake Trail, Lafayette
      8 |
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 2:42pm
      Sep 24, 2018
      Whipsnake Trail, Lafayette

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