Intermediate - 16 miles , 2500 ft of climbing
It seems my normal Grant Ranch ride is a little too difficult for a lot of people in this meetup group due to the steep climbing grades. This will be the easier version of my Grant Ranch ride. This ride avoids the upper Hotel trail and Bonhoff. There will be a bailout point in the middle of the ride where you can go down the road back to the car if you are completely worn out. If you continue, we'll do the Canada De Pala loop north of Mt. Hamilton road and descend down the steep "Los Hueco" trail.
You'll get an awesome, scenic drive from East Side San Jose on Mt. Hamilton road.
Bring lots of fluids since it's most likely going to be hot and the trails are mostly exposed. Meet at Grant Ranch main parking lot. There is a parking lot fee of $6, or you can park at the free lot next to Grant Lake (1/4 mile down) and bike to the main parking lot.
Ride requires, helmet, properly working MOUNTAIN bike, and hydration/fuel.