Skeggs Mountain Bike Trail Map
Guide to the best mountain biking in El Corte De Madera (Skeggs) Open Space
Skeggs Open Space Area Summary
Location: Skyline Blvd. above San Carlos
Do ya like trees...a lot? Then you'll love mountain biking at El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space. Once extensively logged, Skeggs, as it's commonly referred to, is largely enshrouded in a canopy of mixed evergreen and redwood forest, making for a great getaway on hot summer days.
El Corte de Madera is an advanced rider's paradise filled with challenging fire roads and abundant single-track. Intermediate riders will also have fun and be tested by the switchbacks, rock gardens and other technical challenges that Skeggs throws at them.
Special recognition is deserved for R.O.M.P., the local trail access organization, which has worked closely with the Mid-Peninula Open Space to recut a number of old trails. The result of their work has been a number of enormously fun trails, and a closer relationship with one of the regions most important public land preservation organizations.
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Skeggs Featured Rides
Skeggs Ride 1
Mileage: 9.9 miles
Start at the trailhead 1/4 mile south of Skeggs Point. Pass through the entrance gate and turn right on the Sierra Morena Trail.
|Skeggs Ride 2
Mileage: 5.8 miles
From the lower gate head south (left) along Sierra Morena trail.
Intermediate Level Trails
El Corte de Madera Creek Trail - Steep fire road up top and single-track at bottom.
Advanced Level Trails
Giant Salamander Trail - Fun, sometimes steep single-track.
|Directions to trailhead(s)
El Corte de Madera is located about 40 minutes' drive south of San Francisco on Skyline Boulevard. From the intersection of Hwys 92 and 35 (Skyline Blvd) the main parking at Skeggs Point is 8.5 miles south on the east (left) side of the road. Additional roadside parking is available another 1/4 mile south of Skeggs. If you're coming from the south take Hwy 84 to Skyline Blvd., turn right and go about 4 miles north. Skeggs Point parking will be on your right.