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    Cave Trail - Pacifica

    Probably one of the steepest marked trails I have ever ridden. Was a lot of fun though.

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    Thanks for posting that, we better get it while we can

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    Cave Trail - Pacifica

    What was your complete route actually?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OS-KR View Post
    What was your complete route actually?
    https://www.strava.com/activities/251748079

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    Cave Trail - Pacifica

    Thanks !!

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    Thanx for the great post, I really appreciate your being cautious+not speeding up the video on this public forum.
    A few of us dedicates are still in the mix w NPS staff to showcase that Cave is fully doable x mt bike these days and should be left as an option for mt bike riders when ascending-descending McNee Ranch SP through the Rancho Corral de Tierra.
    NPS has spent hundreds of hrs rehabbing-channeling water off the trail(as evidenced x the numerous dirt cuts-invasives removal)
    Talk on MTBR is important, but throwing in to advocate at upcoming NPS stakeholder outreach is even better.
    Join our Friends of the Rancho Corral de Tierra Facebook page for alerts on upcoming developments.
    Proactive is way more effective that reactive when it comes to trails access.
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    Looks like it worth checking out again after the crappy trail work the NPS did on it last year, upper part became completely unridable after that.
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    Perhaps I'm misreading Jim's comments... but are they meant to imply that trail is currently designated hiking only? The NPS certainly needs to update the maps on their web pages since they still list it as an "unimproved" trail... but this map (marked as the Alta Vista trail) on the aforementioned facebook "friends of the rancho corral de tierra" group indicates it is hiking only.

    If so then we should heed Jim's rallying cry to try to get this designation changed!

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    PS Technically, that trail is in Montara, not Pacifica.

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    NPS staff has stated in previous stakeholder mtngs that Cave will eventually become a walker only route, no bicycle or horse riders.
    Existing signs do not reflect Cave as single user route as of yet.
    Until they do, a few of us mb riders are taking every opportunity w the assistance of a few coastal horse riders to either have NPS staff rethink this trail reclassification or move fwd w the planning of a N Peak connector trail to the Spine tr.
    The OP on this thread showcases on the video that the existing Cave tr is well within the framework of a functional advanced level mt bike trail.
    The critical need of a North Peak to RCdT M/U trail that will provide a viable route option(High alt connector through McNee to RCdT) is our shared goal.

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    Was that some straw rolls i saw you ride over near the end of the video?

    If so, please do not ride over them.

    Good video though, thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFBayLaser View Post
    PS Technically, that trail is in Montara, not Pacifica.
    Yeah, what he said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFBayLaser View Post
    PS Technically, that trail is in Montara, not Pacifica.
    Easy fix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssulljm View Post
    NPS staff has stated in previous stakeholder mtngs that Cave will eventually become a walker only route, no bicycle or horse riders.
    Existing signs do not reflect Cave as single user route as of yet.
    Until they do, a few of us mb riders are taking every opportunity w the assistance of a few coastal horse riders to either have NPS staff rethink this trail reclassification or move fwd w the planning of a N Peak connector trail to the Spine tr.
    The OP on this thread showcases on the video that the existing Cave tr is well within the framework of a functional advanced level mt bike trail.
    The critical need of a North Peak to RCdT M/U trail that will provide a viable route option(High alt connector through McNee to RCdT) is our shared goal.
    Thank You for everything you do to support mountain biking, it is much appreciated.

    When I was looking on google maps I noticed that it showed trails that I believe are known as The Mile and XXX. Are these legal trails?
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    When I was looking on google maps I noticed that it showed trails that I believe are known as The Mile and XXX. Are these legal trails?

    I've heard that query bandied about a # of times.
    Mile has been ridden for decades by mt bikers,as far as which public entity has jurisdiction... From what I gather,I'm pretty sure it resides wholly in unincorporated San Mateo Co.

    I know zippo on XXX, as my riding style is limited to gentler grades w long lines of sight.
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    I got about a 1/4 mile down the trail and said forget it. Way too steep for me. If you decide to ride it, please be mindful of others using it. It would be easy to get going way too fast.
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    That is a seriously steep trail. The video doesn't do it justice. (Nice video though; thanks for sharing!)

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    #keeppacificagray

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    Did Cave a couple months back

    https://www.strava.com/activities/217013841

    Definitely loose and steep, but if you can ride Mile than this shouldn't be a problem. Gets pretty fast near the bottom. Really scenic at the top if its clear.


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    Cave Trail - Pacifica

    With all these posts, the first ride with my new ht toy will have to wait ....

    What about those other trails with 3 letter/number names? They are legal trails?

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    Not legal, and gnarly.

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    Reaffirms my hatred of the helmet cam vids...looks flat and ridden far too slow. (which I am sure is not the case)

    We used to ride that back in the day...it was uber gnarly usually accompanied by massive ruts.
    I'm not sure how this works.

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    can we not talk about this on the internet?

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    So where's the cave?



    (seriously, I like caves)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callender View Post
    So where's the cave?

    (seriously, I like caves)
    At the top. Can't miss it. More of an overhang really.
    Just ride more....

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