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    List your favorite trail in Nor Cal

    List your favorite trail in Nor Cal to ride. It can be anywhere from the Bay Area to Truckee and so forth. Mine right now is FHDL but I have alot more exploring to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter19ue View Post
    List your favorite trail in Nor Cal to ride. It can be anywhere from the Bay Area to Truckee and so forth. Mine right now is FHDL but I have alot more exploring to do.
    Favorite trail I can mention = Saxon Creek a.k.a. Mr Toad's Wild Ride in South Lake Tahoe
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    For some reason - Oat Hill Mine. I like to visit Napa and Calistoga on occasion, it has a long technical climb and a fast descent and some views, and ridable in the winter.

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    Usually the one I'm currently riding but if you were to nail me down to one particular I'd have to go with 3rd Divide in Downieville. I've ridden it so much it has lost a little luster but when I think about the chills I've gotten riding/racing that trail wide open..

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    I haven't ridden all that many Norcal trails (yet), but my first thought was Paradise Royale for the entire experience--camping, remoteness, views, main trail, and skills park.

    Plus, it's a really cool name!

    And, yeah, I guess various D-ville trails for the fun factor would be next on the podium.

    Finally, Prairie Creek, because elk are freakin' awesome.
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    Is there anything near San Jose? I'm there once a month or so. Some guidance would be appreciated...

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    Not Kennedy

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    Mills Peak Trail, even with the fire road in the middle. Butcher to the bridge is a close 2nd. If I have to stay local it's Braille all the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Not Kennedy
    Hahaha, word to that. Kennedy is really only FUN when there are libations at the top.

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    I started riding Demo again recently and really like Ridge & Sawpit

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeng View Post
    Usually the one I'm currently riding but if you were to nail me down to one particular I'd have to go with 3rd Divide in Downieville. I've ridden it so much it has lost a little luster but when I think about the chills I've gotten riding/racing that trail wide open..
    Hands down one of my all time favs as well.



    I'm getting back into riding and wanna go back there asap.

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    For a home boy like me, has to be St Joseph's Hill.

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    Braille at demo,


    Formerly legal but now should absolutely not ride mailbox, magic carpet, dead camper, world cup....

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    Loll, huh? Isn't it about as legal as it always was?

    I'm not sure I have a general favorite, but pretty much all of Demo and most of Skegg's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loll View Post
    Braille at demo,

    Never were legal but now should absolutely not ride *****, ***** *****, ***** *****, ***** *****....
    I fixed it.

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    Boondocks @ Northstar

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    Quote Originally Posted by simbot View Post
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    My fav at northstar is livewire.


    Prolly #1 trail for me. Fast and big.

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    another vote for 3rd divide @ downieville

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    Third Divide as well. Can't beat the face-melting speed on that one.

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    ********* and ************** and don't forget ********* as for this side of the hill **********
    What he said. Though he seems to ride more of my local trails than I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrawn View Post
    Is there anything near San Jose? I'm there once a month or so. Some guidance would be appreciated...

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    Not Kennedy
    LOL Dion.

    On a more serious note, lots of stuff near San Jose. Search for Saratoga Gap, Kennedy, Santa Theresa County Park, and Soquel Demonstration Forest which is a bit farther out from SJ (40 min south) but worth it nonetheless.

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    Most of what I ride is a mix of mentionable and not. That said, one benefit of living in SCruz, I can put together a ride from my house that has 6-8 miles of somewhat trails in a small park and maybe 1/2 mile on the road. If I want to put 6-7 miles of road time in (counting the whole ride), UCSC, Wilder, and the like open themselves up.

    I'd say, my favorite "trail" are the trails in Santa Cruz because I can just get on my bike and pedal. A big plus when I have to spend time in the car during the week for work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    For some reason - Oat Hill Mine. I like to visit Napa and Calistoga on occasion, it has a long technical climb and a fast descent and some views, and ridable in the winter.
    I have only been riding since march but it is my favorite so far. It seems to have everything... Grueling climb, spectacular views, technical rocks, very remote and then you get to descend for 5 miles If you hook up with a local it's even better.
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    Oat hill mine trail because riding season doesn't apply.

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    Tough to choose but I'll go with Bullards Bar.

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    I can't pin down one.

    Anything at Boggs Demo Forest.

    South Burma and Ridge Trail at Annadel.




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    This is a great rainy day thread.

    Legal trails I would say Braille, 3rd Divide and Lawndale.

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    I would also say Demo.

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    In the bay it's a toss up between anything in A-del & Skegs, in Tahoe it's TRT (Freel Peak>Armstorng>Onitas Rd)
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    Rocky Ridge.

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    I have a warm spot in my bosom for Bolinas Ridge Trail... still, after many years of riding better or funner trails, this one remains my favorite. Can't explain it.
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    Enchanted Forest Trail at Mammoth Lakes. Best 100 ft of singletrack EVAR!

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    double post......
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    Quote Originally Posted by grumblingcrustacean View Post
    Most of what I ride is a mix of mentionable and not. That said, one benefit of living in SCruz, I can put together a ride from my house that has 6-8 miles of somewhat trails in a small park and maybe 1/2 mile on the road. If I want to put 6-7 miles of road time in (counting the whole ride), UCSC, Wilder, and the like open themselves up.

    I'd say, my favorite "trail" are the trails in Santa Cruz because I can just get on my bike and pedal. A big plus when I have to spend time in the car during the week for work.

    same here, riding out my front door is pretty sick. no driving to the trail head but unfortunately living in Santa Cruz Co I am unable to mention the names of my favorite trails.

    go figure.
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    Big Boulder at Downieville and Lower Rock Creek south of Mammoth
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    Another vote for Third Divide. I love the fast swoopy feel.

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    Right now Oat Hill Mine is my favorite because it's what's in the best shape around here. Plus it's long and awesome and may take me a lifetime to master.

    There are a lot of places in Nor Cal that I haven't been to though.

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    i like descending south burma to north burma in annadel st. park quite a bit.

    also, in demo forest, i like the top half of corral, braille and sawpit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter19ue View Post
    List your favorite trail in Nor Cal to ride. It can be anywhere from the Bay Area to Truckee and so forth. Mine right now is FHDL but I have alot more exploring to do.
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    All of D'ville-Butcher,2nd divide,Pauley, N. Yuba and Lakes Basin areas.

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    Forest City: climb Sandusky up to Big Tree, out and back Truckee Ditch(to top of Yolanda Mtn), down Ridgerunner, back up Pliocene Rd to Big Tree, then down Sandusky. Perfect singlespeed trail!

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    Big Boulder

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    Ok, I live here, so am prejudiced... but have to say, the more I ride here on Montara Mountain, the more I discover the "other" trails, etc., etc., the more I love this place. On a nice day you cannot beat the views (well... TRT has some good views too, but that's fresh water and doesn't count!). On the foggy days you still have the mountain. And, if what I saw at the GGNRA open house comes to fruition, its only going to get better (much better)!

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    [QUOTE=Brewtality;9996808]I can't pin down one.

    Anything at Boggs Demo Forest.

    South Burma and Ridge Trail at Annadel.

    +1 on Ridge from the south. A little bit of everything.

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    Mt. Elwell or Elwell/Mills link up.
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    probably clementine loop because its about a 30 second ride from my house

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