Stevens Canyon trail - Trail, Cupertino/Los Altos, California

Stevens Canyon trail - Trail, Cupertino/Los Altos, California

DESCRIPTION

Fire road at the upper and lower ends, with some nice tree-hugging singletrack and a couple of creek crossings in between. Links to a number of other trails, notably Grizzly Flat and Table Mountain (Charcoal Road).

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 25, 2014]
the petes
Weekend Warrior

Stevens Canyon Rd. to the end, there is very limited parking. Follow canyon trail up to grizzly flats trail (up to 35) or continue on canyon trail. Single track, creek crossings and fire road up to Indian Creek Trail (fire road climb to the top), then left onto Old Ranch Trail (parallel to Monte Bello Rd.) single track to Bella Vista Trail and some speedy and humpy hillside trail riding. Hit Canyon trail and head back all the way.

A big climb, then a big descent.

You'll probably see many deer.

Some shady canopy (around the creek), some very sunny exposed trails (up top).

Customer Service

see above

Similar Products Used:

Saratoga Gap, Grizzly Flats, Long Ridge, Monte Bello

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 03, 2008]
Zanate
Cross Country Rider

I start at the Grizzly Flat parking lot which is on Skyline Rd. about 3 miles north of Highway 9. I bomb down Grizzly Flat for 2 miles down to the Canyon Trail, then there is about a 2 mile gradual climb up Canyon Trail after which I turn up Indian Creek Trail for a steep 1000 ft. climb up to the top of the preserve. I take a break at the backpack camp, then I ride down Old Ranch to Buena Vista (All Sweet Single Track). Turn right @ Canyon Trail, Loop Around White Oak Trail (White Oak Trail offers a nice semi-technical-rocky downhill drop. I stay on White Oak Trail until the end at that point I cross Skyline Blvd. and turn left onto the Bridge Trail. Bridge Trail takes you back to the Grizzly Flat Parking lot. This is a about a 14 mile ride with a lot of good climbing, downhilling and variety of terrain.

Customer Service

Grizzly Flat to Canyon Trail to Indian Creek, down on Old Ranch to Buena Vista, right on Canyon Trail, looop around White Oak to Bridge Trail back to origin.

Similar Products Used:

Saratoga Gap, Russian Ridge, Stevens Canyon up Charcoal Rd.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 13, 2007]
beaner biker
Downhiller

its a pretty chill ride sum uphill ay first but it gets better and and mongo pongo guy cross country riders are weigt wennies who wants a light bike man

Customer Service

first left there is

Similar Products Used:

fremont older and saratoga gap

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 04, 2007]
aliikane
Cross Country Rider

One of the best rides. You get every type of terrain in one 15 mile trek. Fast technical riding with rocky terrain, rooty terrain, smooth single tracks, just awesome riding. The only thing it lacks is steep chutes. There are a few to blaze however rangers have blocked off most of the good ones. They need to change the riding rules for this ride. A bunch of one ways suck. People get irrate at riding down the sweet single track. Keeping the single track one way uphill is absolute waste. Tests your riding skill. Some sketchy areas that you can slam and go over bars or down ravines.

Customer Service

Can't tell you. Its a secret.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 15, 2003]
MangoMongo
Cross Country Rider

Per the other posts: This is a great ride!! Note that the Charcoal/Table Mountain trail is uphill only!!!! I don't like rules either, but please respect them and keep this trail open. I encountered some 'downhillers' on the uphill singletrack. Please do not give The Man a reason to close any more trails to mt bikers. Whoever the 2 of you were, you need a DH bike + body armor on this trail?!? Puuhlease!! And if you ever do crash into me (like Cmac threatens below), I will provide you with a worthy reason to wear your body armor right there and then.

Customer Service

It's all good. Please respect and contribute to keep this trail open.

Similar Products Used:

SDF, ECdM, UC Santa Cruz, Coe

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 21, 2003]
jonisback
Weekend Warrior

This place is pretty cool, an awesome up-hill 2 mile-ish ride(don't know the name) from the first parking lot, before the dam. fair warning: watch out for kids walking. people riding dh(: also, HORSES on weekends, on single tracks/ dh. what are they thinking!?? anywho, the place is BIG, and the views are sweet! oh, and no rangers the last 4 times gone.

Customer Service

Start from the first lot, go left at the first bike-allowed entrance, go flat for a while and climb, climb, climb!

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 12, 1998]
Trey Ull

Don't waste your time here.
Its a haven for Rangers w/ radar, hikers with kids,
and newbie geeks with shiney new bikes.
You'll end up more stressed from the Geek-o-Rama
than you would driving to work. AVOID!

Customer Service

Drive past it on your way to Fremont Older

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 08, 1999]
Rob

I've been along this trail several times during peak hours and haven't spotted any rangers. There can be a fair number of hikers on weekends, but less than most of the other parks in the area, so I recommend it highly. It's a nice, generally easy route with a couple of tricky sections thrown in, so it can be a lot of fun. A good way to finish off your dirt experience before getting to the road and riding home.

Customer Service

I prefer to take other routes up and Steven's Canyon down.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 20, 1999]
Mark

several loops available in this huge park. try the grizzly flat trail - no radar there yet. white oak trail - a.k.a. "frame-breaker" is a blast - no radar there yet. radar is frequently on the main canyon trail ==> $135 for exceeding 15mph. Rangers may be descendants of Nazis.

Customer Service

park by steven's creek reservoir dam, ride up steven's canyon road. this leads to the steven's canyon trail.
ride up & back

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 10, 1999]
GusTech

Park at one of the lots at Stevens Canyon Road and ride to the end of the road. Enter the gate and ride for about 1.5 miles and make a sharp left almost U turn to a single track that leads to Charcoal rd. This is a steep climbing singletrack/switchback/fireroad one way only climb that leads to Skyline blvd. Cross Skyline and 50 yards to the right is another entrance for a new set of trails that connects to the page mill rd parking lot (I think is the name)down Skyline. It has single track, mtn & ocean scenery and switchbacks. The trail from the parking lot will lead back to Stevens creek trail and again is consisted of creek crossing, and switch backs. I recommend buying crebbs map (I think is the name) I ve gotten lost once and the climbs in pitch black forest nearly killed me.

Customer Service

I rate this to be one of the best Bay area trail.
(Stevens Creek/Saratoga Gap, Purisima/El corte Madera, and Salmon Falls Sacramento).
Stevens creek packed with creek crossings, switchbacks and killer climbs. You just need to find them.

Similar Products Used:

Different CM gates at skeggs point, Purisima creek from the parking lot near Half moon Bay.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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