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Explore Grant Ranch - Mt. Hamilton (Intermediate)

  • Mar 16, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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Ranger has confirmed all mtb trails open: I plan to go to Grant Ranch on Mt. Hamilton and explore it since I have not done too much of it. You'll also get an awesome, scenic drive from East Side San Jose on Mt. Hamilton road.

The main trails I plan to do are around "Hotel" and "Canada de Pala". Honestly, I haven't been here for more than a year. I have set this as intermediate since I do remember some sections have some short steep grades and it's exposed. It's definitely a cross country type of ride. I'll pretty much be riding based on a map. There's a potential it will really warm up this weekend so be prepared for that. 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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  • Daniel R.

    Thanks Fredric for all this rides this is a awesome place

    2 · March 16, 2014

    • Fredric

      Btw Daniel, we continued to climb another 1200 ft after we split. I was dead at the end.

      1 · March 16, 2014

    • Daniel R.

      Awesome w'll do it next time I love climb, but I wasn't good 2day

      March 16, 2014

  • Gabriel C.

    Beautiful trail, lots of climbs made it challenging.

    1 · March 16, 2014

    • Fredric

      Thanks Gabriel for suffering with us. I can guarantee you this was a strangely difficult ride for our group. Any other ride is usually about half as difficult.

      March 16, 2014

  • Fredric

    If we had a swear jar, it would have definitely been full after halfway through this ride. I thought to myself "no way this ride can be that much harder than the ride I hosted at Mission Peaks last week." Obviously I was dead wrong. Anyways, I'm glad it was all our first time, now everyone is going to be super strong.

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Hayden S.

    Left something at home, going to be late 15 mins

    March 16, 2014

  • Damon

    Blown rear shock on Emma trail to UC. Neeed to cancel.

    March 15, 2014

  • Tosa

    I know the park well if you want routes.

    March 10, 2014

    • Fredric

      Cool, then you'll be our consult

      March 10, 2014

  • Jason W.

    You'll have to let me know how this goes? I rode here once a long time ago and didn't do good exploring. If its fun I think there is some potential here.

    March 10, 2014

    • Fredric

      Yeah I'm just coming here with a map. I do remember descending down this super steep trail called Washburn. Man I would never try to climb that.

      March 10, 2014

    • Tosa

      That's the tough one!

      March 10, 2014

  • Damon

    Let's ride.

    March 10, 2014

  • GREGORIO M.

    Be aware of wild pigs we got chace' before!

    March 10, 2014

  • GREGORIO M.

    I have done the entire 16 miles loop and is hot in there!! Not in shape to doit at this moment tough! !

    March 10, 2014

    • Fredric

      I do remember starting on the side around Grant Lake.....big mistake. I fizzled out super fast. That's why I'm starting on Hotel and going through Twin Gates.

      1 · March 10, 2014

    • GREGORIO M.

      I love the place ! I ride the trail many times on[masked] good times!

      March 10, 2014

  • GREGORIO M.

    Love those step uphill s though!

    March 10, 2014

  • Alex

    singletrack or fireroad?

    March 10, 2014

    • Fredric

      It's been awhile so I'm going to say it's more towards the line of fireroad.

      March 10, 2014

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