Old Haul Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Mateo County, California. It is within Memorial County Park and Pescadero Creek County Park. It is 5.7 miles long and begins at 262 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,636 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The Tip Toe Falls attraction and the Nancy Brown Kantz bench can be seen along the trail.
Old Haul Road Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Conrad Boisvert, San Francisco Peninsula Bike Trails (Penngrove Publications).
"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."
--Lorene Jackson, Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area (Falcon Guides).
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