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    Henry Cowell anyone?

    So, who here has ridden Henry Cowell before? I'm going on a boy scouts campout and I'm gonna ride the SS and would like to get some inside info on how steep (or not) the park is.
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    Went hiking there once with the wife - we followed some of the same route MTB'ers would take.

    Some nice covered redwoody sections - lotso hikers.
    Some steepy longish loose sandy climbs - lotso hikers
    some steepy longish rutted loose sandy descents - lotso hikers.

    It'll get your blood pumpin' OK on a SS - especially the sandy bits (blech!!). Oh, and there are lotso hikers And it's also pretty up there...but the weather can change quick - bring layers.

    Here's the hike we did:
    http://www.bahiker.com/southbayhikes/henrycowell.html

    And additional info:
    http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=546

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    I've ride there several times a year. It is pretty dam steep, but the downhills are to die for, one of my favorite downhills in Northern California is Middle Steer Ridge, best accessed from the Hunting Holllow entrance.

    Wild flowers this time of year can be outstanding also.


    Below is a pretty good resource for some rides
    http://www.homestead.com/coecore/

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    ummmmm...I think you're referring to Henry Coe, not Henry Cowell

    And yes, Henry Coe is wicked Awesome to ride

    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC
    I've ride there several times a year. It is pretty dam steep, but the downhills are to die for, one of my favorite downhills in Northern California is Middle Steer Ridge, best accessed from the Hunting Holllow entrance.

    Wild flowers this time of year can be outstanding also.


    Below is a pretty good resource for some rides
    http://www.homestead.com/coecore/
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    ummmmm...I think you're referring to Henry Coe, not Henry Cowell

    And yes, Henry Coe is wicked Awesome to ride
    Ah crap, Henrey Coe has been on my mind as of late!

    I have not ridden much in Cowell, but I have ridden the connector trail from Henrey Cowell that connects it to Wilder Ranch thru UCSC which has tons of fun stuff.

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    The only legal mtn biking in Henry Cowell is fireroads, and the main fireroad is paved. It's good for a workout but not much else.

    Oh and some of it is steeeep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    ummmmm...I think you're referring to Henry Coe, not Henry Cowell
    I ran into some folks at Coe late one Friday afternoon who came to Henry Cowell to meet up with some friends for weekend camping. Oops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC
    I've ride there several times a year. It is pretty dam steep, but the downhills are to die for, one of my favorite downhills in Northern California is Middle Steer Ridge, best accessed from the Hunting Holllow entrance.

    Wild flowers this time of year can be outstanding also.


    Below is a pretty good resource for some rides
    http://www.homestead.com/coecore/

    Oh, I pretty well versed in Henry Coe. And yes, Middle Steer Ridge is my fav downhill in the area, followed by Grizzly Gulch & Rockgarden.
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