Fremont Older - Trail, Cupertino, California

Fremont Older - Trail, Cupertino, California

DESCRIPTION

Loose Fireroads with some short but sweet patches of singletrack. Small, crowded park where rangers give you speeding tickets (over 15 mph). But since it's so close, it's a perfect 'after-work' ride

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 21, 2012]
Vince
Weekend Warrior

Nice place to go for beginners working on their skills, although the climb up from the prospect side can be a morale breaker. Beginners shouldn't climb up the other side. The trails to hit (singletrack) are Seven Springs and Toyon. These should be doable for beginners as long as they're not afraid of heights.

For intermediate riders, a couple of rides will make this ride seem boring. Only worth going to a few times. Good for locals

No blasting down the hill--this place is full of hikers.

Customer Service

Seven Springs
Toyon

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 26, 2011]
fiendbear
Cross Country Rider

I got my start mountain biking at Fremont Older in 1988. I could ride from home, so it was a great after-work ride for several years. Had not been here in over 15 years... until a few days ago. The lousy weather up on Skyline and the approaching storm clouds led me back here. Turns out this place is still OK and you can get a pretty good workout too.

You can hit up most every trail in about two hours. A mix of fireroads and singletrack. Go during off peak periods to avoid as many people as possible. A good alternative when the weather up on Skyline is nasty or when you don't feeling like driving far (if at all).

Customer Service

Start from the Stevens Creek side. This is a good fireroad climb to the top. Once on top, hit up Vista, Bayview, Toyon, then head over and do Seven Springs loop. Go back the way you came in. Watch for radar on the way down.

Similar Products Used:

Gap, Montebello, Skeggs, Purisma

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 15, 2010]
Mattlikestobike
Weekend Warrior

Very fun, easy trail to go to, however People really annoy me sometimes, when they get in your way. Also, there is a women who rides her horse periodically, and she yells if you are going to fast (from her point of view).. I was riding down hill, and its pretty steep, but i didnt want to jam on the brakes, so i was going at least 12mph, and she yells at me.. 15mph is the speed limit..

Customer Service

I take the "El Cerrito Trail" (name from google maps) From foothill exp. and continue untill you hit Stevens canyon road.

Similar Products Used:

Stevens Creek county Park

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 15, 2008]
Almaden Mike
Cross Country Rider

Fremont Older is a good place to get in a quick ride when time is limited. It's easy to get to and not very demanding. I'll come here every few months for my after work ride when I want a break from Quicksliver and Santa Teresa.

Its a pretty mellow fire road up with some kinda-fun single track down. Nothing technical.

Always filled with Cupertino/Saratoga riders on $4K bikes, dressed in glaringly bright lycra, huffing and puffing up the hill in their granny gear. Good for a laugh.

Customer Service

Go up then down, not much too it.

Similar Products Used:

Quicksilver or Santa Teresa for early evening/after work rides. Grant Ranch for bigger stuff.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Mar 31, 2008]
aliikane
Weekend Warrior

Backside got killed by city of saratoga. Used to be an awesome trail. It was good because mostly only bikers would use the backside and it would separate the downhill bikers from the crowded trails of hikers and horses. Less accidents. They completely wrecked the trail, flattened all the jumps, took out all the obstacles, fenced the place to keep out bikers, put up video surveillance cameras (i think they are fake). They did all that to keep out bikers. Go figure. Biker discrimination. City of San Jose also flattened Rocky Ridge @ Santa Teresa Park. The only good trail over there. Weak.

Customer Service

Have to drive out of the area to find a good ride.

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1
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 03, 2008]
wazupdog42
Weekend Warrior

Great for easy-medium rides 1-3 hrs. Many different routes allowing for variety. Rangers are rather mean however. As long as you avoid rangers and the many pedestrians and equestrians, you will do well. There are some single tracks, and many fire roads. DO NOT ride on trails that say not bikes. These, unlike similar marked off trails, are marked off for a good reason. Either it is merely not a trail and you will end up stuck at the bottom of a steep hill with no way out, or 5-6 drops, which you have to climb as well.

Customer Service

Maise's peak is a great view of San Jose (including the smog)

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I love it because I can get there from my house, however, if you plan to drive farther, skyline boulevard (Highway 35), is much better.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 04, 2007]
aliikane
Cross Country Rider

Boring, Sucky Ride. Stay Away. No Good. Better rides in the area like San Antonio Park.

Customer Service

Other Rides.

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1
VALUE
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1
[Apr 10, 2007]
Michael Conroy
Cross Country Rider

Start before sunrise and you have the park to your self. Ride about 10 mile loop (2K to 2.5K Vertical), or 16 mile (4K to 5K Vertical)if you out and back same trails, skipping road portion.
I live at the bottom of Prospect Road, so this ride keeps me in shape for the more adventurous weekend rides. This is not a down hill paradise, so bring your XC bike and enjoy a good workout. There are several fire roads that are steep and I have never made it to the top. These are Ranch road and Woodhill Trail.

Park at Prospect Road and Stelling, just across the railroad tracks.
Ride up Prospect Road, turn right onto road into Preserve, to parking lot.
This is the starting point for anyone who drives to the parking lot. Turn right at the end of the wooden fence in the parking lot CORA OLDER TRAIL. Turn Right at the "T". Uphill. Stay left at Trail Junction with Seven springs trail. Uphill. turn right at "T". Stay right till you reach the turn off for Woodhill trail. Steep Downhill. Go down the two large downhills. (Go up and down again on Woodhill, for a killer climb.) At the bottom is an overgrown trail to the left. Turn left. Downhill. follow trail to Preserve gate. Haul bike over logs or fence, ignore private property sign, move fast and the dogs won't have a chance to catch you. Preserve has an Easement down the dirt road. follow dirt road to Regnart Road, turn left.

Customer Service

Uphill. Follow Regnart to next Preserve entrance. Turn left off Regnart, go through Gate. Uphill. Turn left at "T" at top of hill. Head back up towards Hunters point along earlier route. Pass on Woodhill Trail this time, and head up to Hunters Point for View, come back down and at trail head you have a choice of Ranch Road, Steep fairly straight downhill, or Seven Springs Trail, the longer way to the bottom. Both trails meet at bottom, (go back up and down ranch for another killer climb if desired.) Take the trail to the right of Ranch Road, the climb is gradual and it's a fun place to push your speed on the uphill. At the top of Seven springs trail, at the trail junction, stay right, UPHILL. at the "T" veer left. relatively flat till toyon trail. Skip Toyon, we'll downhill that later. Make the Sharp right hand turn, and head uphill to coyote ride "T". go left about .1 miles, and then take Fern Trail to your right. at the bottom, there are actually 5 or 6 fern bushes.CONTINUED

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CONTINUE: At next trail junction, veer right down Vista Loop. ON the steep uphill section, after about a third of a mile, veer right on the deep rut of a single track, till you cross over a fire road, then continue on the rutted single track. At the end of the single track, you can veer left go around the water tower and at the next trail junction, hang a left to go to the high point of the park "Nob Hill" Returning down nob hill, go straight up a small bluff. hang a left at the park boundary. to the right is a gnarly no bikes allowed trail for the more adventurous. But, to the left are the best single tracks FO has to offer, 1st is Toyon "3" the first and steepest of the toyon trail sections. it goes up and down, to the next trail junction, stay right for Toyon "2", next junction, stay right for Toyon "1". HANG a left at the fire road, and head back up to Coyote Ridge. Turn right at T this time. Enjoy the drop to Stevens Creek park. At bottom, you can turn around and come back up, or make a road loop down Stevens Canyon heading north, to McClellan, to Stelling, To prospect and to your car.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 16, 2006]
tboneclement
Weekend Warrior

Boring!!! go to Quicksilver

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2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 15, 2006]
HTail
Cross Country Rider

As mentioned a good after or before work ride, as it is close by Cupertino and 280 freeway. It's not for high speed descents (too many hikers and equestrians), but an excellent XC workout that will take you 1.5 hr ride with good climbs and fun singles if you cover all the trails.

Customer Service

I prefer to start at the Propect parking lot and climb directly up to the Coyote Ridge trail. Go right and take the fire road down to the Steven's Creek side, then turn around and climb back up (a bit masochistic, but makes for a better workout). Once back on top Coyote Ridge, continue past where you came up all the way to Maisie's Peak. You've now done most of the hard climbing. Continue on Coyote Ridge to Toyon & Bay View which singles back to the center of the preserve. To finish off the ride take the Seven Springs Trail single down then back up.

Add more pace to your ride and I guaranty you'll get a heck of a workout.

Similar Products Used:

Close to home trails.... Almaden Quicksilver and Alum Rock Park.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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