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Old Haul Road is a 16.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near La Honda, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 16.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,335 feet Route Type: Out & Back



mountain biking

bike touring



wild flowers

no dogs

Old Haul Road is an old service road that is now a nice wide trail. Access to the Old Haul Road in Pescadero County Park is via the Service Road (one mile). Turn right (west) for a five-mile ride through the redwoods to Memorial County Park. Return by the same route (10-mile round-trip dirt road).

4 months ago

Nice manageable hike from Wurr Rd. Parking area

recorded Old Haul Road

8 months ago

Walked the trail today. Started from the Hoffman Creek Trailhead between Memorial and Pescadero Creek County Parks and walked to the end of the (public) trail and back. Corrections are needed to the entry. The trail is marked on the San Mateo County Parks as a 5.4-mile trail - marked from the entrance into the park, not from the trailhead to the end of Pescadero Creek park when the trail becomes a private road into a managed forest area with no public access. The trail itself is a former logging road so, for the most part, is wide and pretty well managed (the last mile gets pretty narrow and overgrown but still a car width wide. The trail winds its way thru the forested area across the park acting as the backbone with the rest of the trails as an offshoot and creeks flowing under the trails. Very quiet and a nice walk with some elevations. The day I traversed the trail was the day after a week of pretty persistent rain, so there were some puddles and muddy/loose footing at places. Didn't see anyone on the trail until the last 2 miles on the walk back to the trailhead.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Most of this trail follows an old rail bed, so except for near the trail head it is very easily graded (and just a few hills at the start otherwise). There is a spur trail that will take you into Portola SP near the HQ. The trail Is good for hiking running and beginner MTB. I have seen wild pigs on the trail.

mountain biking
Saturday, October 05, 2013

Great ride with good climbs for the intermediate rider but not too much for the beginner in most cases. Lots of shade for hot summer days and doesn't get too sloppy in the rain. Trailhead is near Pescadero Creek Rd and Wurr Rd.

recorded Recording - Sep 10, 06:08 PM

1 month ago

recorded Old Haul Road

3 months ago

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