Clark Trail - TRAIL

Clark Trail - Trail, Modesto, California

New trail in the making. Mr. Clark is spending 2-3 days a week cutting new single track. All help with clearing way and packing trail appreciated. Follow river east along the north bank. Stay close to river where you can. when you reach the golf course, stay outside the white boundry poles. Lots of single track potential between golf course and river. Let's not get run off. Please be courteous. Continue following river all the way to Dry Creek,turn north and follow creek to existing trails from Kerwin Park to Claus Rd.

User Reviews (12)

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patd   Downhiller [Jan 21, 2012]

very fun trail try to ride couple times a month weekdays are best its along a bike path. this is a good cardio trail no hills you can just sprint the single track its a blast

Customer Service

anywhere you can get on the path u can get on the trail but i usually start a east la loma park and just have fun

Similar Products Used: gotta drive out of town turlock has a small bike park(do not make a trip for this if your in the area do it)
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3
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1
duneracerx   Cross Country Rider [Aug 23, 2010]

Fairly elementary, with a few technical sections, and a few slightly aerial sections.

Customer Service

Multiple entry points: Claus Rd., East La Loma Park, or Moose Park.

Similar Products Used: Not much else w/in riding distance.
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3
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3
Koppuh Klyde   Weekend Warrior [Aug 12, 2010]

Wow! Some of the reviews were hoorible. I used to frequent these trail at least twice a week when I was in high school. Well its twenty (+/-) years later and I went back today and had a blast. Now, I understand that its not a great trail overall, but it is VERY convienent. There are no other trails in Modesto. If youre in Motown give it a shot. What have you got to lose?

Customer Service

Id start at one of the ends. Starting at Claus Rd. or the park at La Loma Ave. It used to be called "Moose Park" but on Googlemaps it was called something else. There are also entrances at El Vista Ave. and Oakdale Rd.

Similar Products Used: I dont think theres anywhere within an hour drive from here. Ive been looking forward to checking out "Area 51" at New Hogan Lake and "Glory Hole" at New Melonies Reservoir. Whats with the "New" lakes?:P
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4
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3
cowens677   Weekend Warrior [Jul 04, 2007]

It is a single track along the river that is well shaded for these hot Modesto summers. It is not much but it is fun. It has some tight sections along the ledge of the river but it is a really easy trail to ride. If you want to make it interesting pedal hard and don't fall into the river!

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4
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3
Mick Chandarlis   Weekend Warrior [Feb 16, 2007]

Nice trail to ride in the area. The directions for the start point are listed wrong. One end starts at Moose Park, at La Loma Ave. & Buena Vista Dr. The other end of the trail goes past Claus Rd. There are some good areas that run right on the edge of the creek that are pretty good with several drop ins and a few good jumps. Plus half way through the trail there is an area that local kids have had fun with building into a play area with jumps, burms and the like... I have personally been riding these trails since 1974. Alot has changed over the years, but it is still enjoyable to ride. If your in the area, I recommed checking it out.

Customer Service

I corrected the pointer on the map. If you follow it to the location it is currently at you will find the trail head at the back of Moose Park.

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4
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2
Mark E.   Weekend Warrior [Jan 12, 2007]

Paved bike path with some nice singletrack. Trails can be ridden fairly quickly if you're short on time. Probably best to begin your ride at East La Loma park (near El Vist Ave. ) and go east as there are more trails in this direction.

Customer Service

Follow the singletrack trails near the creek (they mostly parallel the paved path). Some of the trails are narrow with steepish drop ins and exits but are fun, fast, and swoopy. East of the park there are trails on the hillside bordering the golf course.

You can also go west for more singletrack but there is more variety to the east.

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4
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2
Core   Weekend Warrior [Sep 22, 2006]

This is the best thing in Modesto for trail riding and for BMX style jumping. I'm from

Customer Service

For out of towners: From Highway 99 get off on Hatch Rd. and go EAST. Turn left at Mitchell Rd. If you keep driving Modesto Airport will be on your left. At this point, take the second RIGHT (not sure about the street name). If you keep going through a stop light and a couple stop signs there will be a park on your right. Park here. Get on your bike and pedal to the end of the street until it abruptly veers off into a residential area. There will be a paved entrance to the trail at this dead end. Go down to the bottom of the hill. At this point, go right to get to off-road single track. Just keep your eyes open for small trails, they run close to the water and go for miles. Also, you'll find the small BMX style jumping "park" about a half mile into the ride if you stay to the left and take the dirt trails. Be careful and wear a helmet!

Similar Products Used: Hogan Trail in Valley Springs, but ONLY when the weather is below 70 degrees. There are no trees going around the reservoir and it is HOT. Not too much else in the valley. I recommend Sly Park in the Auburn hills for fun and not too hard single track.
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4
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3
fyrman38   Weekend Warrior [Jul 02, 2006]

just moved to the valley, and am trying to find cool places to ride somewhat close. I'm finding out the closest cool stuff is atleast an hour away. This place was ok when there is nothing else to do. Very cool place to take the very, very beginner. The trail is mostly along the river with one portion next to the golf course, the advanced and intermediate riders will find this place not challenging at all. mostly single track with a couple jumps only a few miles up and back. I didn't have any problems with the homeless. didnt see any directly on the trail and it looked pretty well maintained. Much props to the guys who put that trail together. I think two chilis are right about the right score for this trail because it just seemed to flat for me.

Customer Service

i parked at johansenn high school on claus rd. and rode up the street to the river. there is a paved trail on the right side that will take you under the bridge. look for the single track along side of the river. the trail bounces up and down and alongside the river. Some times it bounces out alongside the paved trail, dont worry keep going and you'll see the trail drop back in alongside the river.

Similar Products Used: hum?????? well the pacheco park was cool. pretty hot and dry during the summer. bring lots of water.
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2
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1
fred-da-trog   Cross Country Rider [Oct 28, 2003]

Well due to lack of support from the city at keeping homeless camps out of the area, the trail is just about closed. The homeless camps litter and block the trails and really takes away from the joy of off road riding. The locals who were trying to maintain the trail have given up. This NOT the trail along Dry Creek, but along the Tuolumne River.

Customer Service

Just stay away until we get a little back up from the city

Similar Products Used: Dry Creek/La Loma
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1
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1
Rosie   Cross Country Rider [Oct 17, 2003]

Help! My sister-in-law just moved to Modesto from Switzerland and would love to find some good rides in the area! List any and all you know!

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2
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2
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