South Bay Bike Trails
Table of Contents

Explore the South Bay by Bike!...............................................5
Regions of the South Bay.....................................................6
San Francisco South Bay Area.................................................7
How to Use This Book.........................................................8

Rides.......................................................................10
Santa Clara Valley: East Foothills..........................................10
1. San Felipe Valley and Metcalf Road.......................................11
2. New Almaden and Hicks Road Loop..........................................14
3. Coyote Creek Bike Path...................................................18
4. Quimby Road Loop.........................................................21
5. Sierra Road Loop.........................................................24
6. Grant Ranch County Park..................................................27

Santa Clara Valley: West Foothills..........................................31
7. Saratoga and Stevens Canyon Back Roads...................................32
8. Tour of Los Gatos and Saratoga Foothills.................................35
9. Los Gatos Creek Trail....................................................39
10. Los Gatos and Castle Rock Loop..........................................43
11. Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve.........................................46
12. St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve...................................49

Santa Cruz Area: Mountains and Beaches......................................53
13. Los Gatos and Soquel Loop...............................................54
14. Santa Cruz and Capitola Beach Ride......................................57
15. Eureka Canyon and Soquel Loop...........................................60
16. Seacliff Beach and Corralitos Loop......................................63
17. Soquel Demonstration Forest.............................................66
18. The Forest of Nisene Marks and Sand Point Overlook......................69

West Santa Cruz Area: Mountains and Forests.................................73
19. Empire Grade and Bonny Doon.............................................74
20. Zayante Road and Bear Creek Road Loop...................................77
21. Felton Empire Road......................................................80
22. Big Basin and Castle Rock Loop..........................................83
23. Big Basin Redwoods State Park...........................................86
24. Wilder Ranch State Historic Preserve....................................90

South County: Ranches and Farms.............................................94
25. Chesbro and Uvas Reservoirs.............................................95
26. Gilroy Hot Springs and Cañada Road......................................98
27. Corralitos and Green Valley Loop.......................................102
28. Rio Del Mar -- Watsonville Loop........................................106
29. Pajaro Valley and the Elkhorn Slough...................................109
30. Henry Coe State Park Out-and-Back......................................112
31. Henry Coe State Park -- Kelly Lake.....................................115

Appendix...................................................................119
Rides by Ratings...........................................................120
Mountain Bike Rides........................................................121
Points of Interest.........................................................122
Bicycling Tips.............................................................124
About the Author...........................................................127
The Bay Area Bike Trails Series............................................128

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