Grant Ranch - Mt. Hamilton (Intermediate: Easier Version)

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.

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  • Julie

    Ha! Is that sign really posted out there?

    June 27, 2014

    • Fredric

      yup, that sign is placed right at the start of the descent on Los Hueco.

      June 27, 2014

    • Chaz

      I'm more concerned about the stuff on the sign. Whatever put that there has great aim.

      July 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    One of these days, I'm going on one of your rides! This sounds great but can't make it this time.

    July 10, 2014

  • Ken W.

    Have to back out sorry!

    July 8, 2014

  • larry p.

    Dare I try this on my ASX?...lol

    June 27, 2014

    • Fredric

      I do fine on my all mountain Yeti

      June 27, 2014

  • Ken W.

    You just love climbing, your nuts!

    June 27, 2014

  • larry p.

    Jeezus Fred...thought you had a bad knee... :)

    June 27, 2014

    • larry p.

      "soul crushing climbs..."...I like that term for some idiotic reason. Why? I have no clue at all. :)

      1 · June 27, 2014

    • larry p.

      ...guess it's in the neighborhood of "leg snapping steep..." too.

      June 27, 2014

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