Water Dog Lake - Trail, Belmont, California

Water Dog Lake - Trail, Belmont, California

DESCRIPTION

Good after work ride. Not a big park, but you can loop different routes together. Watch for poison oak during the summer.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 11, 2015]
ZabtheCherk
Weekend Warrior

There are a few technical singletrack routes that are fun to lap but nothing more than a 3-4 min descent if you take it from the top. Its a great afternoon ride if you only have a few hours to pedal. Some of it is very tame, mostly up to the right of the entrance, and is great for beginners.

Customer Service

Park at the end of Carlmont Drive.

Warm up route: Upper Creek trail is a nice easy ascent, take it all the way up to Hastings Drive so you can add the upper portion to your downhill and use the drop in to Canyon Creek Trail. Take canyon creek trail back to the bottom.

Route 2 more technical: Take Upper Creek trail up and continue up Giant Salamander/Finch. This is not the easiest way up but I've found its the quickest. Turn left on to Rambler Trail and continue on just past the steep uphill with a techy drop, then turn around and drop in. Ride straight down Rambler (you can lap it by taking a left at the end and going up the slalom that crosses it) and continue to the bottom, taking a left on canyon creek trail.

Similar Products Used:

Carlmont hills, mile run, shell dunes

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4
VALUE
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3
[Apr 12, 2013]
osorio
Cross Country Rider

A jewel when you consider what is around. Have ridden it twice during the week and can imagine it is a bit crowded on the weekends. The downhills can be very technical and there are easier ways around the steepest versions in most cases. I do not understand how someone can hammer Water Dog, it really worth it, but it is also a workout. A XC rider will get more out of Water Dog than a heavy armor clad DHer. If you are in area, a must do.

Customer Service

Clockwise and pick the right trails to come back on counter-clockwise direction, or redo the firetrail climb for a repeat round clockwise doing a different trail combo on the downhill selection.

Similar Products Used:

Mount Hamilton and Mount Sutro in the Middle of SF, and the Pacifica side of Sweeney Ridge and surrounding trails.

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4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 01, 2009]
Jerome
Cross Country Rider

I don't know which way you guys are riding this trail, but it was definitely a work out for me.....and I'm usually a good climber. I started out at the entrance at Hallmark....just parked out in front of the houses on the street. People complain about the parking coming here but there is tons of parking on this particular block. Anyway I brought armor just in case since I was scoping it out for the first time, and I gotta say, i fell at least 10 times...going too fast in a few sections...one rough section around the John Brooks Trail you gotta squeeze past 2 trees on an uphill chicane with a low hanging branch...needless to say I caught a handle bar and hit the branch and fell about 8 ft down hill....I had a lot of fun got lost and never even made it to the water...the loop I got lost on took a good 2 hours to do. I gotta find this suppose "easy" trail people are talking about...but whereever I was it was a deep ass ravine I was trying to get out of before sunset...I'm definitely bringing lights next time out so I can spend the whole day exploring this place. I don't know about it being 6 miles as a loop....it seems like it could go 6 miles one way if you head in the direction of redwood city...unless most people just don't do that.

Similar Products Used:

Montara Mountain!!! since I live at the base of it and get to ride it everyday!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 03, 2008]
rpalmer
Cross Country Rider

I did the advanced figure 8 loop suggested by Passion Bikes, and I was really excited to try it from what everyone was telling me and reading reviews on here about it. I was abysmally disappointed. About halfway through I considered just bailing out because I was so bored but told myself there had to be something good that I hadn't found yet -- I never found it, even though I completed the ride. The little platforms were kinda fun, but the reason they are there, I think, is because the rest of the ride is so pitifully boring. I have just as much fun riding around in my bike yard as I did here. Mad props to the city of Belmont for allowing bikes to ride here, seriously, but if you want some truly serious stuff without going to Utah for it, park your car at the BOTTOM of El Corte Madera (not at Skeggs Point) and ride up and then back down.

Similar Products Used:

El Corte Madera

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2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Mar 30, 2008]
dhfrcmont
Downhiller

This trails are great, super fun and technical, new latters being built, overall is super smooth with dual suspension, some sketchy parts.........

Similar Products Used:

Carlmont jumps, some of the craziest jumps, gaps, drops. Stuff that can test even pros.

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4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 06, 2008]
bstyle74
Cross Country Rider

Fun technical ride with quick tight climbs and descents. It is not system where you can go wide open full throttle downhill, and you are almost always constantly pedaling (no coasting). The climbing is not that bad, except for some really short/steep sections. Trails are kept in good condition, and its a great mid-week ride. Tons of loops... check out http://passiontrailbikes.com/pages/waterdog for the best description.

Awesome park that I'm lucky to have basically in my backyard.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
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3
[Jun 14, 2007]
crapaccount
Cross Country Rider

a good 1.5 hour ride when you tie some loops together...and it's definetly hairy in some parts on the downhill. i hate climbing, so i hated skeggs with a passion....plus i didn't really think there was anything really technical there but apparently i didn't find the real stuff (and didn't want to go to the bottom dreading that climb out
). this place is technical for me, with the down parts being really fun, and the ups being enough to get the blood flowing without killing you. and they have little side trails off of the main trails with some dropoffs and steeps that keep you challenged. if you hate climbing, but like to go down, you should try this place out.

Customer Service

lake road to john brooks trail (basically keep going up the fireroad). when you get to the top where the houses are, go down rambler all the way to canyon creek. rambler is nutty fun singletrak...rutty, steep in the top part, jumps, and the infamous car. i take canyon creek to the parking lot. climb back up elevator, hang a right on chapparel (you get to the intersection of elevator/chapperel...going left will take u back down to the parking lot). climb up chapparel, and then it's gets nice and rolly sinlge track. then i head back and go down berry trail. berry trail was a blast...you can really take it up a notch if you want, and i saw some good drops but not doing that riding alone. just in case.

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i'm new to the area, but tamarachoro (?) boy scout trail in marin was fun too (i go counterclockwise...seems like the climbing is less, but the downs are more fun).

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5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 14, 2006]
650mike2
Weekend Warrior

Easy 2mi Firetrail, leads to single track ranging in difficulty. Watch for poison oak, and running over snakes. A few old cars litter the canyon, one you actually can ride over. I ride this trail at least once a week and there are at least 10 different ways to get down.

Customer Service

The map isn't updating btw. I go to Waterdog about once a week starting at the entrance to the fire road at the bottom at Lyall Way and Carlmont Drive. Go up to Hallmark Dr. where the trail goes to the left. Keep following the Blue trail (forgot name) and you will end up at Carlmont Drive. For easy way back, ride down the street and take the first left to end up where you began.

OVERALL
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4
VALUE
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3
[Aug 30, 2006]
Mike
Cross Country Rider

Fun ride:

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3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 20, 2006]
MikeG
Cross Country Rider

This review is not about waterdog. Just a test of our new integration with motionbased.com .

Customer Service

See Map

Similar Products Used:

Skegg's

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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