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    Paul Lentz completed Mount Norwottuck

    about 1 year ago

    Paul Lentz added Track - Apr 8 02:35 PM

    about 1 year ago

    Paul Lentz added Track - Nov 12 14:48

    over 1 year ago

    Paul Lentz completed Upper and Lower Tilley Loop

    almost 2 years ago

    Paul Lentz completed Muir Woods via the Bootjack Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Paul Lentz completed Point Lobos Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Paul Lentz saved Cataract Falls Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Paul Lentz updated Rancho Solano Golf Course

    over 2 years ago

    Paul Lentz reviewed American River Parkway - Guy West Bridge to Goethe Park

    almost 3 years ago

    The American River Parkway has a great trail system. (I'm not sure what the Guy West Bridge part is) but you can park almost anywhere along the trail and create your own out-and-back. The trail runs about 26 miles along the American River in Sacramento. You can start in Discovery Park and go all the way to Folsom Lake if you want. I tried going to Discovery Park once but didn't like the idea of parking there. However, in hindsite, I"m sure it would have been a great location. The park has bathrooms and a boat launch. Right now I park at REI, then ride down the street to find an access point at the end of the street that leads up the levee and into the trail. After the ride I have my choice of shopping REI or hitting up Starbucks or a few other places if I need to.
    I have down this trail on a mountainbike and a road bike. The are a few choices of trail. The is a nice mostly flat paced trail that runs the length of the parkway and is perfect for road biking or just cruising. There are a few other smaller dirt trails that you can explore as well and there is a a mix of paved and gravel trail that runs along the levee. This offers some variety.
    On a summer Sunday afternoon, there was a good bit of traffic but nothing to worry about. I think this is the best area that I have found so far where I can ride on a flat surface without worrying about cars, or streets to cross and I can just pick up speed.
    I found a lot of hikers and casual bike riders too. However, this also seems to be a friendly place to those less fortunate so there was a mix of people that looked like they might be living in the park.

    Overall, an easy to access flat, well kept, and decently scenic trail system.

    Paul Lentz completed Guy West Bridge to Goethe Park

    almost 3 years ago

    Paul Lentz reviewed Fairfield Linear Park

    almost 3 years ago

    I am debating between 2 and 3 stars for this. Its a good trail for just getting through town. However, most of it is poorly maintained, it passes a lot of streets that require you to wait for the light at the crosswalk to cross. It is safe enough but passes through some sketchy parts of town and there are several fields that are abandoned and riddled with trash. It is riddled with thorns at certain parts and I've gotten a flat twice. This is not a good workout trail. Again, this is a great trail for commuting though. The part between the interstate and Solano Community College however, is a much nice section than the rest. It has almost no road crossings and has better views.

    Paul Lentz completed Fairfield Linear Bike Path

    almost 3 years ago

    Paul Lentz reviewed Lynch Canyon Open Space

    almost 3 years ago

    I have hiked this trail before but this time I decided to ride my bike. Now, I had seen someone ride a road bike last time so I figured it could be done somehow. I am kind of new to biking so I don't claim to be a good mountain or road biker. However, I now do about 20 miles a week.
    I brought a cyclocross/gravel bike this time but I think a mountain bike is more appropriate for this space. I did about a 5 mile loop from the parking lot, down Lynch Canyon road, and then through the middle valley and south valley trails. There were several sections that were a bit too hard to pedal up and my tires weren't knobby enough for some of the ruts but overall I had a good time.
    Again, this entire park has almost no shade so wear sunblock and bring a hate no matter what you do.
    Also, I am not sure if the parking fee just changed but it is now $6 which is overkill to me for just a few hours. Below is a video I did so you can see much of the space.

    Paul Lentz added to do

    about 3 years ago

    Paul Lentz saved Putah Creek

    about 3 years ago

    Paul Lentz saved Newell Open Space Preserve

    about 3 years ago

    Paul Lentz reviewed Lynch Canyon Open Space

    about 3 years ago

    Paul Lentz saved Warren Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Paul Lentz saved Lake Marie Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Paul Lentz reviewed Mt. Wittenburg Trail

    almost 5 years ago

    Paul Lentz completed Mt. Wittenburg Trail

    almost 5 years ago

    Paul Lentz reviewed Bootjack Trail

    about 5 years ago

    I did the Muir Woods -Bootjack-TCC-Dipsea Loop and had a blast. This was a moderate trail. I started in the Muir Woods National Monument. I had to park down on the side of the road because I got a late start in the day, about noon. The section of trails in Muir woods proper are mostly boardwalk and have bathrooms at the start. There is a small fee to get into the park as well. At the end of the boardwalk I was able to continue onto the Bootjack trail, then took the TCC trail to the Dipsea trail and then all the way back to the Muir Woods park entrance. Somewhere around Bootjack you end up in Mt Tamalpais State Park. This part of the trail gets nice and quite and is a great forest stroll. Parts of the trails have steep inclines with some stairs to help out. Also there is some wildlife as I came around a corner and ran into two groups of Turkeys. The male was not please with my presence and puffed up and growled at me until I passed. Most of the trails also run along side a creek which had about 100 small waterfalls and crystal clear water. Parts of the Dipsea trail opened up to a meadow and some decent views of the coast. I would recommend sunblock and a hat for that section of trails. I ended up doing 6.5 miles in about 4 hours and barely saw any other people. I happened to also go late on a Friday.
    I love the variety of trails that run through Muir Woods and Mt. Tamalpais and next time I want to try the coastal trail or the ocean view trail to get a better view of the coast.

    Paul Lentz completed Bootjack Trail Loop

    about 5 years ago

    Paul Lentz completed Point Lobos State Marine Reserve

    over 5 years ago

    Paul Lentz saved Homestead-Blue Ridge Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Paul Lentz reviewed Muir Woods

    over 5 years ago

    Muir woods is an amazing national park. This was my first visit to see redwoods ever. So, getting to the park. We went on a sunny Saturday morning. The directions on the nation park website are ok and Apple maps worked well enough. Using Apple maps , though, you end up going to Muir Woods National Monument and part of the directions are walking. We followed them and found the park just fine. The parking lots are small and the main lot and overflow lot was full so we had to drive about 3/4 of a mile down the road and park on the side of the road.
    Getting into the park was easy but there is a fee. Sorry I don't recall what it was since we have a park pass.
    There are a few restrooms at the beginning but none once the trails start. There is also cafe that has food and drinks. The cafe is nice and has a lot of organic choices. They do not sell bottled water but do have water fountains.

    Now for the trials, there are several trails ranging from easy to moderate and from about 1/2 hour to 6 hours. I only did the main trail this time around. The main trail is mostly paved or a boardwalk with some water fountains along the way and it loops back to the visitor center. It is shady throughout.

    There are several trails that branch off the main trail such as Bootjack trail, and Oceanview trail. Also, if you want you can go on the main boardwalk and them circle back via Hillside trail which is a more moderate trail.

    Regardless, this is an amazing walk through an unmolested magistic forest.

    I didn't see dogs, there were signs for no biking, picnicking and I wouldn't try running on the main trail but possibly one of the many side trails.

    Paul Lentz completed Muir Woods Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Paul Lentz added Rancho Solano Golf Course

    over 5 years ago

    Paul Lentz added Track - Oct 6 11:03 PM

    over 5 years ago

    Paul Lentz added Rancho Solano Golf Course

    over 5 years ago

    Paul Lentz saved Andrews Park Loop Trail

    over 5 years ago

    Paul Lentz saved Lake Trails Loop

    over 5 years ago