Alpine Road

Coal Creek Open Space Preserve, California

Distance2.6mi
Elevation Gain1,617ft
Trailhead Elevation1,173ft
Top2,165ft
Elevation Min/Max1157/2165ft
Elevation Start/End1173/1173ft
Alpine Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Mateo County, California. It is within Coal Creek Open Space Preserve. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 1,173 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,617 feet. Near the trailhead there is a residential. This trail connects with the following: Meadow Trail, Crazy Pete's Trail and Clouds Rest Trail.

Alpine Road Professional Review and Guide

"Alpine Road is a smooth road with a wide bike lane, leading through beautiful Portola Valley, favored by the many cyclists and equestrians usually found here on weekends. A relatively little-known route takes what normally would be a road bike ride and changes it dramatically into a wonderful mountain biking experience. In Windy Hill, there is only one trail open to bikes and that one, Spring Ridge Trail, takes you all the way down the mountain. While you pass through the open meadows on the mountainside, be sure to stop periodically to savor the views of the valley ahead and below you. The end of the trail will dump you onto Portola Road, where you can join up with the "roadies" for the return to Alpine Inn."

Alpine Road Reviews

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8/11/2008
Bomb down from the ridgeline to the bottom and then a pretty steep climb back up. Probably the best time of year to do this ride is in the fall. In summer, often the wind and fog swirl around the hill as you ascend - keeps you cool but not a very welcoming end.
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Jun 2018