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    From Fremont Older to Stevens Canyon: how to cross via the Stevens Creek County Park?

    Fremont Older is my most frequent riding place due to its proximity to my house.

    Today I examined the map and found out that I could actually "cross" the Stevens Creek County Park (only half a mile) from Fremont Older to the Stevens Canyon Road and can access the Stevens Canyon trails without having to drive.

    The problem is: Stevens Creek County Park does not allow any bikes.
    My question is: since the section connecting Stevens Canyon Road and Fremont Older is only half a mile, would I get in trouble with the rangers if I walk my bike there?
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    Depending on the ranger and their mood you probably would get a ticket, why not just make the connection via Coyote Ridge? It is the legal alternative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo View Post
    Depending on the ranger and their mood you probably would get a ticket, why not just make the connection via Coyote Ridge? It is the legal alternative.
    Coyote Ridge is another option but then I will have to pedal a couple more miles on pavement along with those big quarry trucks. That is why I was trying to see if there is another option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidation View Post
    Fremont Older is my most frequent riding place due to its proximity to my house.

    Today I examined the map and found out that I could actually "cross" the Stevens Creek County Park (only half a mile) from Fremont Older to the Stevens Canyon Road and can access the Stevens Canyon trails without having to drive.

    The problem is: Stevens Creek County Park does not allow any bikes.
    My question is: since the section connecting Stevens Canyon Road and Fremont Older is only half a mile, would I get in trouble with the rangers if I walk my bike there?
    Another option is to to ride through Garrod Farms (yield to horses, of course; you can enter near Nob Hill/Toyon Trail entrance), pop out on Mt. Eden Road, go right, then down to Stevens Canyon Road and up to Canyon.

    The presence of a bike is enough to warrant a ticket, regardless of whether you're on it or not. For example, don't walk your bike down to the tafoni formations at Skeggs.

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    I have done the connection several times drop down north on the legal fire road and hit the paved road below the dam. A little bit of pavement won't hurt and its legal. I do this from my house in Los Gatos.

    From there you can ride up Montivina and then back down the canyon or even farther. Good times. Good times.

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    Through the garrod farms and down mt eden rd or down coyote ridge and up stevens canyon. Both are good legal routes, i have been going on both of those routes for years.

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    Just started connecting these two myself as this is my goto no shuttle ride. The connection through Garrod Farms is the way to go if you want to avoid the quarry trucks. There is very little traffic past Montebello road, just a few cars headed up to hwy 9. Watch your speed going through Garrod or they may cut off our access to this route.

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    Thanks for the Garrod route. Will try that.

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    Please respect the local etiquette and safe practice of walking through the narrow stables of Cooper-Garrod.

    BTW a good thing to keep in mind is that you can refill water there too!

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