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    Angwin Tips?

    Going to try out Angwin tomorrow on my way to visit my parents in Windsor. Any tips as far as best direction to stay with the flow, etc? There are some routes of TF. Shooting for best 10-15 mile, sub 15K climbing route. Any "Can't miss" sections? Looks like 3 places to park as well, if once is a better access than another. Generally prefer to do the climbing earlier in the ride.

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    Park at the airport , hopefully Jibmaster will see this. He knows those trails very well ,he build some of them.

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    Ditto. Park at airport and get lost immediately. It's amaze. Also worth learning

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    Take note of the Lake Hennessy trails, Moore Creek trail, and Dan's Wild Ride for next time.

    And yeah, don't get lost in Angwin
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    Look for Fault Line, Blue Post and TeePee...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive View Post
    Look for Fault Line, Blue Post and TeePee...
    Fall Line - one of my trails as well as Slackline and the Slackline Maze.
    Located between the Saddle and Angwish Hill.
    Contains Big Boulder and The Dragon as well as Fall Line.
    I raked Slackline and the Slackline Maze the other day. Fresh Loam!

    Blue Post and Teepee Trail are always good, but are super dry and loose right now.
    The jumps and rock roll-overs all have ride-arounds if you're not into catching air.
    If you drop Blue Post - look across the meadow at the end for the lower section.

    Jamie's Cryin'.

    Dropping Sand Climb - you don't want to climb it...

    Don't miss the One Mile Singletrack and The Maze (Manzanita Maze) that is hooked together.

    The Lower Loop will gain you some vert. My preference is counter-clockwise.

    Dropping Roller Coaster.

    The Great Traverse - another one of my trails - good both ways, but more downhill heading south.

    The .6 Mile Singletrack - good both ways.

    Dropping The Serpent>up Heartbreak Hill>down Maxwell Tree Trail.

    A trail that not many know about -Belleau Field Loop, counterclockwise (by the runway).

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    I still need to rake off The Chute Traverse - another one of my trails.
    Probably on Monday or Tuesday...

    I'll be parking at the north TH at 9:30am. I can provide you with the new map if I see you. I'll be driving the green Jeep Wrangler - can't miss it. Or if I see you out there - I'll be riding a 'purple' Trek Procaliber. 'Purple' 'cause the color changes with the light.
    I only have time for a short 1/1.5 hour long ride before work, otherwise I would love to guide you around.
    But if I see you, I will certainly point you in the right direction and possibly a short tour to get you started.

    Angwin is a spaghetti bowl of shorter trails that if linked together provides singletrack for hours.

    Some homework - my Strava
    https://www.strava.com/athletes/1816044

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    Do not stray onto State Property (Los Posadas State Forest).
    The upper part of Dan's Wild Ride is on State Land. The upper creek crossing is where State Property starts (heading up from MCP).

    >>>There is no legal way to connect Angwin to MCP right now.<<<

    The trail builders creating the new DWR are there - don't get caught.
    Do not park, ride or block CalFires' driveway.
    Last edited by jibmaster; 4 Weeks Ago at 08:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jibmaster View Post
    Fall Line - one of my trails as well as Slackline and the Slackline Maze.
    Located between the Saddle and Angwish Hill.
    Contains Big Boulder and The Dragon as well as Fall Line.
    I raked Slackline and the Slackline Maze the other day. Fresh Loam!

    Blue Post and Teepee Trail are always good, but are super dry and loose right now.
    The jumps and rock roll-overs all have ride-arounds if you're not into catching air.
    If you drop Blue Post - look across the meadow at the end for the lower section.

    Jamie's Cryin'.

    Dropping Sand Climb - you don't want to climb it...

    Don't miss the One Mile Singletrack and The Maze (Manzanita Maze) that is hooked together.

    The Lower Loop will gain you some vert. My preference is counter-clockwise.

    Dropping Roller Coaster.

    The Great Traverse - another one of my trails - good both ways, but more downhill heading south.

    The .5 Mile Singletrack - good both ways.

    Dropping The Serpent>up Heartbreak Hill>down Maxwell Tree Trail.

    A trail that not many know about -Belleau Field Loop, counterclockwise (by the runway).

    ------------------

    I still need to rake off The Chute Traverse - another one of my trails.
    Probably on Monday or Tuesday...

    I'll be parking at the north TH at 9:30am. I can provide you with the new map if I see you. I'll be driving the green Jeep Wrangler - can't miss it. Or if I see you out there - I'll be riding a 'purple' Trek Procaliber. 'Purple' 'cause the color changes with the light.
    I only have time for a short 1/1.5 hour long ride before work, otherwise I would love to guide you around.
    But if I see you, I will certainly point you in the right direction and possibly a short tour to get you started.

    Angwin is a spaghetti bowl of shorter trails that if linked together provides singletrack for hours.

    Some homework - my Strava
    https://www.strava.com/athletes/1816044

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    Do not stray onto State Property (Los Posadas State Forest).
    The upper part of Dan's Wild Ride is on State Land. The upper creek crossing is where State Property starts (heading up from MCP).

    >>>There is no legal way to connect Angwin to MCP right now.<<<

    The trail builders creating the new DWR are there - don't get caught.
    Do not park, ride or block CalFires' driveway.
    Thanks for the trailwork man! Have only been up there twice with Bike Somm showing me around. Place is mad fun!!!! That surprise rock garden that makes it seem like the trail disappears is a nice touch... HAHAHA

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    Teepee, fall line and blue post are really dry right now.
    Also theres a decently sized tree down like 2/3rds of the way down blue post, have to get off the bike to get over it unless you have like a 2ft vertical bunny hop.
    my brother and i attempted to move it but its gonna require a saw for sure.

    I usually ride each of those once (including the blue post extension), as well as some of the slackline maze, and get around 15miles.

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    Edit:I was tired, it was late/typing fast: .6 Mile Singletrack - not .5 Mile Singletrack/also called Squirrel Trail on AllTrails.

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    Thanks for the tips! Prob will get out there around ten. Will be sure look for the puple bike slaying the trails. My wife and I will be in a grey outback, on a Black Stumpy and Grey Trance, holler if you spot us!

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    wrong thread!

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    What ever happened to the Howell Mountain Challenge and what was the other one? Napa Valley Dirt Classic? Are those still a thing?
    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Rider View Post
    Yeah, what Train Wreck said. Trails are ruined because e-bikes are there.

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    No more races up here. Someone wanted to get an enduro race going, but the Forest Manager wouldn't allow it.

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    Made it to Angwin on Friday. Had a nice little sprinking of rain while we were there! Trail system is pretty fun, felt more like a coastal forest version of Granite Bay with all the little ways to connect trails. Only saw the north/west half, but looking forward to trying some of the bigger loops out there next time! Thanks all for the tips and info. Also, the PO was hard to miss!! Wear tall socks for sure!

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