3.5 miles one-way (plus 0.5-mile via Lake Ranch Trail from Sanborn Road or 1.9 miles via John Nicholas Trail from Black Road); car shuttle possible
From: Lake Ranch Reservoir
To: Sunnyvale Mountain Staging Area in Saratoga
Opened in 2014, this well-designed singletrack wooded trail is a popular mountain biking route with a significant ascent or descent. Lake County Reservoir provides a scenic resting spot. Parking at the ends of both connector trails is extremely limited, so consider doing this route as a round-trip from the Sunnyvale Mountain staging area.
Elevation Gain/Loss 1,160 feet/190 feet one-way (1,550-foot gain from Sanborn Road trailhead; 1,200 feet/300 feet from Black Road trailhead)
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