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Bay Area Ridge Trail: Mount Madonna County Park

Intermediate

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3.7 mile 6.0 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,329' 405 m
Descent: -236' -72 m
High: 1,649' 503 m
Low: 493' 150 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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Explore the southernmost segment of the Ridge Trail and take in the redwood forest air.

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Description

On an uphill trip from the Sprig Recreation Area trailhead to Mount Madonna Road, you take in excellent views of southern Santa Clara County and the Inner Coast Range. The wide service road skirts an intermittent creek, crosses boulder-strewn grasslands, swings through chaparral and scrub-oak forest, and finishes in a cool, steep-sided redwood canyon. This is the southernmost segment of the Ridge Trail.

This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.

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On the way up Merry-Go-Round Trail.
Sep 18, 2016 near Gilroy, CA
Top of the ridge on Merry-Go-Round Trail.
Sep 18, 2016 near Interlaken, CA
Sign at the entrance of the trailhead off of Highway 152.
Sep 18, 2016 near Gilroy, CA

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