Old Haul Road

Pescadero Creek County Park, California

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Old Haul Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Mateo County, California. It is within Pescadero Creek County Park and Memorial County Park. It is 5.4 miles long and begins at 262 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,556 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The Tip Toe Falls attraction and the Nancy Brown Kantz bench can be seen along the trail.
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Old Haul Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Mateo County, California. It is within Pescadero Creek County Park and Memorial County Park. It is 5.4 miles long and begins at 262 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,556 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The Tip Toe Falls attraction and the Nancy Brown Kantz bench can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Snag Trail, Portola Trail, Pomponio Trail, Towne Fire Road and Shaw Flat Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Pescadero Creek County Park
Distance: 5.4
Elevation Gain: 1,556 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 262 feet
Top Elevation: 622 feet
Parks: Pescadero Creek County Park
Elevation Min/Max: 251/622 ft
Elevation Start/End: 262/262 ft

Old Haul Road Professional Reviews and Guides

"A recreational trail for use by hikers, cyclists, and equestrians, Old Haul Road, by virtue of its former use as a railroad bed, does not present the extreme steep terrain usually associated with mountain biking. With the exception of a few short steep sections, the grade is a gentle one and the trails are all very well-marked. This easy route takes you from Loma Mar into Pescadero Creek County Park and follows Old Haul Road all the way to the park headquarters of Portola State Park. The return is along the same route."

"Old Haul Road is located within Pescadero Creek County Park. Following a route through the park, it extends from Loma Mar, just east of Pescadero, to Portola State Park. A recreational trail for use by hikers, cyclists, and equestrians, Old Haul Road, by virtue of its former use as a railroad bed, does not present the extreme steep terrain usually associated with off-road cycling. With the exception of a few short steep sections, the grade is a gentle one and the trails are all very well-marked."

"Take a gentle ride through the mixed woodlands and redwood forests along Pescadero Creek. Once a rail line for hauling giant redwoods to the sawmill, Old Haul Road is now a well-graded dirt road. Overall, the grade is gradual. The steepest terrain is at the end: A 2-mile trek in and out of Portola Redwoods State Park offers a look at some redwood giants. This can be a pleasant family outing and an introduction to riding on the dirt. Trail surface: 88 percent dirt road and 12 percent paved road."

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6/10/2008
Nice rolling ride through the forest. Not too challenging (easy grade, gravel fire road), but beautiful and away from it all for most of the ride.
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