Hogan Trail - TRAIL

Hogan Trail - Trail, Valley Springs, California

This is very technical singletrack, and should NOT be ridden by beginners. The trail is only 10 miles (out & back), but it will work you. There's a lot of short, steep ups and downs, and not a lot of high-speed sections. If you can ride this trail, you can ride just about anywhere! Very hot in the summer, with no water available on the trail. SCAAB (Stockton Cyclists Are Always Bleeding) is continuing to work on this trail to make it longer. Please wear your helmet!

User Reviews (15)

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yeti   Racer [Dec 29, 2013]

Trail in good condition. Very fast. I get a good ten mile workout. And 900ft of climing

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3
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2
Eric M   Racer [Sep 30, 2013]

First off this was my first attempt at MTN biking. I had never even set tire on a real bike trail previous this experience. I started off riding bmx as a kid and dropped it. Later picking it back up in the form of a road bike ( which is great safe fun most times). So I went and got a new2013 29r Dback overdrive and I loved it. While the rest of the party on there 26 huff end and puffed up the hills I seemed to effortlessly move upward. Just as I got comfortable here comes the first big down hill. So I make it down but as I get to the base of the hill I had slowed to much and hit a rock I could have easily rolled over with speed and did a crash landing on my right side. I got to my feel angry and a bit shaken I am reminded that I am made of flesh. At this point I said f it and got back on to keep going. After my meeting with the floor I gained a new respect for the trail. Other than that I'm bit I love it and will be back ASAP. Ps if anyone is interested looking for more ppl to ride with

Customer Service

All of them that's what I'm trying to do

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5
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4
Finch Platte   Weekend Warrior [Nov 23, 2012]

Fun stuff, Maynard. Great trail in the winter when you can't ride anywhere else.

Customer Service

Trail starts out of campsite 17 in Oak Knoll campsite. From there, you're on your own because if you don't know your way around, it's hard to know which trail to take.

PM me if you want to check it out, I'll take you on the tour.

Similar Products Used: Melones.
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4
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4
tony   Cross Country Rider [Jan 14, 2011]

Hogan's Res. Is a great place to ride but you have to ride it a few times to learn your way around,no trail markers. The other reviews give you a good idea of what to expect, all but the bonehead review, he should sell his bike. This is a great winter ride dries out after a day. Not worth doing in the summer. If you live close by and need to get a good work out in, This trail fits the bill. Local riders have cut the brush back.







Customer Service

check other reviews for parking, I will try to give best route. From parking area go through gate lower left side of parking area follow pavement to a short trail on right, right again on pavement to end of camp ground. Left at last camp ground turn, Trail starts 2 or 3 camp spots up on right. Follow this trail stay left it will take you up to a bench with a nice view, from there drop down the trail go through gate, stay on this the upper trail about 2.5 miles in you will come out on top were there are two trails, Take trail to left head down hill go left at intersection, there are a couple of trail ops. All end up same place,go all the way to the end your now 5 miles in. Cow trails past here so turn around.On way back go past down hill you came down, about 3/4 mile. Look hard on right you will see the start of switch back climb, this climb will put you in the red, at top take trail to the left follow back the same way you came. For a bonus loop you can take lower trail back to bottom of down hill, climb this if you can! Then down switch back and back in on lower trail. Total ride about 2.5 hours

































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4
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4
Butch   Cross Country Rider [Sep 01, 2009]

I found a biketrail sign and an overgrown deer trail full of tick weed scrub, and rattlesnakes. Just too unmaintained from the start. I bailed went down to the water assuming somwhere around one of the coves it might be possibvle to scale the hill back to the trail but the scrub brush is so thick and full of tick and snakes I just rode around the campgrounds and went home.

I can check that one off my list.

Customer Service

Unless something changes and the trail shows some sign of attention, I'd say stay home or drive elsewhere.

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1
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4
cuzimoutsidethebox   Weekend Warrior [Jul 19, 2008]

Very technical, I rode it last week. You need lots of water as there is no place to get any on the trail and there is no shade unless you wanna crawl under a shrub (laugh but you'll think about it). Lots of quick hairpin turns and plenty of climbing. A great workout!

Customer Service

Park at Acorn west and ride down.

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5
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5
DRTUNDRA   Cross Country Rider [Nov 12, 2007]

THIS PLACE SUCKS, ANY PLACE NEAR STOCKTON SUCKS. NO DIRECTION, OVER GROWN SINGLE TRACK, YOU CAN TELL ANY ONE WITH ANY SENSE WOULDNT WASTE AN HOUR TO DRIVE HERE AND RIDE HERE, ITS A COW PASTURE FOR BIKES. MY S WORKS AND I WILL CONTINUE DRIVING TO SAC AREA OR S.C. STOCKTON SUCKS. I GAVE IT A 5 IN TECHNICAL RATING BASED ON THE FACT THAT YOU NEED GPS TO FIND TRAILS THAT GO LONGER THAN 15 MINUTES.NO ONE RIDES IN STOCKTON,GO RAIDERS

Customer Service

RECOMMENDED ROUTE? SANTA CRUZ,CA THE END.

Similar Products Used: DRIVE TO S.C.
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1
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3
Core   Weekend Warrior [Sep 22, 2006]

Good singletrack. Challenging and a long continuous course. No real possibilities of exiting early except just turning around or continuing on. Quite a lot of climbing, so you're really gonna get in shape. Moderately rocky (be prepared for your tires to bounce around, and get some slime tubes to reduce your chances of getting flats). Bring water bottles or camelbaks because it is hot (no trees) and no water fountains. Dont even bother riding out there on hot 90+ days.

Customer Service

Once we got to the Acorn East campground day use parking, my friend and I had a terrible time reading the directions on this website to get to the trail head. We couldn't find it, so we actually snaked through the campgrounds (quite far, maybe a mile) until we saw dirt singletrack trails up above on a hill close to the water. We pushed our bikes through some debris and dead grass and broke into the trail at a low point because it was easy. There are probably other places to break onto the trail though, I just didn't find any easier way.

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3
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4
Brian Woods   [Apr 06, 1999]

we all owe a huge thanks to gary harman and those who initially developed the trails. they are awesome. A special thanks should go to ranger roy cameron (sp?) from the army corps of engineers. he has been a major catalyst.

Customer Service

following the firetrail just past the laast campground, i turn left onto trail start and pass through cut out log. the fun begins with rolling up hill to same in decent. just before the bottom head up trail on left that maeks a kick shot up and over the rocks. this trail winds around the hill and down a straight over a small wood bridge (watch out for wet wood slide onto ass spot). this climb you now face is probably my favortie (because it is do-able). then comes the fun over the rock decent. after swinging left along the hill there is a sharp right that leads into a steep left (that i tried to burm some). this to me is one of three tricking drops. ihave never completed this section in reverse. the rest is more friendly except for "cardiac-hill" you will know it when you meet it. we "scaab-hafta (hogan alliance for trail access)" tried to make a route around it but really created more downhill off the top (slower and more tight) the rest i have less prefeerence on routes

Similar Products Used: aask gary harman. salmon falls and sweetwater trails are awesome night rides. hogan is really fun at night but shouldn't be done alone.
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5
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Gary Harman   [Apr 22, 1999]

Let me know what you think- of the Hogan Trail and the newsletter- thanks!

Customer Service

Just wanted to clarify the web pages- the one given here is actually two- go to www.deltacyclery.com and click on bike clubs. Check out the SCAAB newsletter!

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4
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