Bikepacking Trip: Sanborn Park to Huddart Park

Aug 04th, 2020

Description: Ride and connect several parks through this gorgeous Skyline green belt along from the Santa Cruz mountain and into San Mateo County.

Vehicle Logistics: Check in with park ranger / attendant to park overnight at Sanborn Park and Huddart Park.

Water: Water fountains are located at the Castle Rock Kirkwood entrance, Alpine Lake near the Russian Ridge main parking lot, Alice’s Restaurant and at Huddart County Park.

Camp / Lodging Options:

Sanborn Santa Clara County Park: Walk in sites, reservation and first come first served.

Huddart County Park: Group sites. Might be possible to camp overnight solo check with Ridge Trail staff to request special permission. info@ridgetrail.org

Monte Bello Open Space: Primitive Trail Camp. Reservation required. This is a Detour off the main route.

Half Moon Bay State Beach: First come first served hike and bike sites. This is a detour off of the Ridge Trail which will add more miles and elevation gain.

OuterSpatial Mobile Map: Bike Overnight: Sanborn to Huddart

Total Miles / Elevation: 49 miles, 4625 gain, 5200’ loss

Surfaces: 22 miles of trail and 27 miles of road. Not all road sections provide lanes or shoulders for bikes. Use at your own risk.

Day 1 Itinerary:

Section 1: Sanborn Camp – Castle Rock

Trail Maps: Sanborn Park John Nicholas Trail, Sanborn to Castle Rock

Camp Start: Sanborn Camp. Walk in sites, reservation required.

Water: There is a water fountain at Castle Rock Kirkwood entrance.

Section 2: Castle Rock – Skyline Ridge

Trail Maps: Castle Rock to Saratoga Gap, Saratoga Gap to Skyline Ridge,

Water: There is no water in this section.

Section 3: Skyline Ridge – Huddart County Park

Trail Maps: Skyline Ridge to Rapley Ranch

Water: There is a water fountain at Alpine Lake just before the Russian Ridge main lot and at Alice’s Restaurant.

End Camp: Huddart County Park: Group sites. Might be possible to camp overnight solo check with Ridge Trail staff to request special permission. info@ridgetrail.org

Section Note: Rapley Ranch to Huddart is mostly on road, Hwy 35 and King Mountain Rd.

Day 2 Suggested Itinerary:

Continue North: Check out our itinerary and resources for Huddart Park to The Presidio.

Out and back: Ride back and camp and Monte Bello.


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