Golden Gate Park - Trail, San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park - Trail, San Francisco, California

DESCRIPTION

you name it. there are crazy drops hidden in the park that i won't go near. you can ride over sets of stairs. there's high speed singletrack. the park ian't bad for an urban playground.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 14, 2013]
Shakester
Cross Country Rider

There are tons of trails in Golden Gate Park, some, many locals don't even know about. Some reviews focus on the Ocean Beach end, but there are some nice trails at the other end of the park. Since there are more people walking around and more cars, I don't see a lot of people biking around there. But, if you do, there are some pretty technical trails. The trails aren't that long though as you would pop out on a paved walk way, but you just keep going and the trail will continue on the other side. Its decent for people who live in SF that don't want to travel too far to ride.

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4
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2
[Aug 01, 2007]
sfcrossrider
Racer

For the people who don't like GG... IT'S A CX TRAIL!!! Get a cross bike if you want to get GG.

Customer Service

CX trails next to polo field.

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4
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4
[Jan 26, 2007]
turbodan13
Cross Country Rider

Good trial network for being in a major urban area. Nothing too technical, but fast and fun enough to keep experienced riders entertained.
This is a major urban park, and can be very active, and crowded at times. Definitely use discretion around blind corners, etc.

I'd have to say the best use of these trails is for the "after work with a few buddies" ride. Ususally meet at my place, mount lights and hit the park for a fast loop or two. End the ride at the Park Chalet, and have a beer and some food, then ride home.

I lived across the street (27th & Fulton) for two years, so this was a great riding resource to have in the city! And the park is almost entirely surrounded by bike shops if you should happen to have "a spot of bother" in your ride.

If you want to get creative, ride GGP to the beach. Head north up to Land's End. Dodge some golfers, wiggle yer way through the neighborhood, and up to the Golden Gate Bridge. Cross over to the Marin Headlands, then ride out to Bolinas/Fairfax. Connect the trails up to Mt.Tam, then up and over into Mill Valley. Take the roads, and bike paths back through town to the bridge. Makes for a good all day ride, at a moderate pace (might want to bring maps & lights). Definitely stop at Joe's Tacos, in Mill Valley, for some good grub and cold one! And you can always stop at Cafe Trieste, in Sausalito, for a little caffine and some baked goodies.

Customer Service

Fulton and Stanyon entrance is probably easiest way to start, but enter from anywhere and go ride!

Similar Products Used:

GGP to Headlands to Bolinas/Fairfax to Mt. Tam to Mill Valley. Back to city via roads and bike paths.

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3
VALUE
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3
[Mar 30, 2004]
GMeister
Weekend Warrior

I haven't found this park to be very fun. It's a conveinent place for people living in the area. But if you want some real exciting stuff, I think this is not the place to go.

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2
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2
[Jul 20, 2003]
the spirit
Weekend Warrior

a lot of nice trails. Some single track if you can find it hidden along Fulton and Lincoln. Park your car on Lincoln and Ocean Beach.

Customer Service

Take the path along Lincoln. This is wide enough for the warm-up. Turns into single track and comes out on 19th Avenue.Turn left going to JFK to the trails along Fulton. Nice climbs and some downhill and jumps if you can find it. Watch out for the roots. Excellent ride for the beginner to the experienced wanting a nice ride not far away from home.

Similar Products Used:

San Bruno Mountain (2.5 miles loop. Skeggs. Mt. Tam. Wilder Ranch in Santa Cruz

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1
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3
[Jun 02, 2002]
Chucky chuck

You have to really get to know the park before you find some killer trails.

Customer Service

anywhere from fulton, Irving, ocean beach, etc. park is huge.

Similar Products Used:

St. Josephs Hill

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5
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[Jul 08, 2002]
yo yo

i love GG park, but really, can we honestly say that these trails are "killer"?? are they as good as some of the epics in the bay area? i must say no...great trails for an intro to mtn. biking, but "epic", "killer", they are not.

Customer Service

from haight st. enterance, or by the ultimate frisbee fields, and all the way to the ocean, to baker's beach, etc. etc. etc.

Similar Products Used:

skegg's, water dog

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3
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[Mar 31, 2003]
Jakeman

Besides the no bike signs you have to watch out for walkers, runners and dogs. Many of the single tracks are paths for gardners. The other well marked dirt trails in the park for bikes are rather boring. To get challenging and interesting courses head across the bidge to the Marin Headlands.

Customer Service

Riding the dirt trails of Golden Gate Park describered by the first reviewer is neither legal or safe. The trails with the drop offs have no bike signs posted.

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1
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[Apr 17, 2003]
Aaron

These trails require some exploring. There is approx. 10 miles of connected high-quality singletrak in the park. Others who say you must go to Marin for good riding are mistaken, as the Headlands have no singletrak and Golden Gate Park does.
The trails are not legal.... yet. We are actively and constructively working to change that.

There is some mid-level technical riding in the park and you must be courteous of all trail users & ride under control. this is in the middle of a city after all.

Customer Service

http://www.sfmtb.com/sheets/MAP/gg_park_loop.htm

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4
VALUE
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[Apr 22, 2003]
mike b

check out the website and maps the reviewer below has done. i don't know him, but i think he's doing a really cool thing. and he's right--golden gate park has about ten miles of moderately (at times) technical singletrack that will keep mountain biking veterans happy, but would not be overly difficult for beginners.

i pretty much learned to mountain bike in golden gate park, but graduated to the marin headlands and beyond. still, i ride a very short section of trail in the park almost every day on my way home from work.

be ever advised, hower, that these trails are ILLEGAL and the SFPD has been know to aggressivly ticket riders, especially on the east and more heavily used end of the park. you have to ride all the trails in the park like there's trail user (even one squatting for a dump or with his wang hanging free) around the corner. you're riding in a heavily used park in the north-center of a major metropolitan area.

one way around this is to get a light system and ride the trails in the park at night. it's not a good idea to do this alone--i will repeat, that this is a big park in the middle of a big city--and at the same time, it may take many hours for someone to find you if you've suffered a major injury in the park after dark.

do what you can for the park. ride in it. chill out around the other users who are jogging or walking their dogs. pick up the big sticks that anti mountain bike hikers leave in the main trails to keep other riders from jacking themselves or their bikes on these obstacles.

we have a jewel in the middle of our city and we don't want to lose it.

Customer Service

since i have been living one block away from the park for fifteen years, i have many, many routes my friends and i use. at any rate, we've almost always hit the trails at the stanyan entrance.

Similar Products Used:

the headlands and anywhere else with dirt trails or fire roads.

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3
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