I was in the mood to be away from civilization so we opted to ride in a state-owned property that borders the 101 Freeway right at the junction of Hwy 1. A huge pressurized natural gas pipeline runs across it, so I suspect it is not safe to build houses on and so is kept wild.
Length: 6.3 miles
Duration: 2.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy. Some roads kept open for pipeline repair and access, and some trails through oak woods. The area closest to the freeway at the end of our ride was a bit treacherous, with several deep sinkholes in the trail, and undermined sections, and a LOT of overgrown brush that was painful to push through. Needs maintenance.
Altitude gain: 910 ft
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