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El Corte de Madera Creek (Spanish for: The Cutting of Wood) is a small river in the Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo County, northern California. It is a tributary of San Gregorio Creek. The creek flows about 7 miles (11 km), from its source in Kings Mountain (37°24′44″N 122°18′40″W / 37.4122°N 122.3110°W) near Skeggs Point on Skyline Boulevard (CA 35), to its confluence with San Gregorio Creek about 2.7 miles east of San Gregorio. The bulk of El Corte de Madera Creek's upper watershed is in El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, which features popular hiking and mountain biking trails.

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  • This is one of my favorite parks to hike in bay area. This park has a lot of trails that can be stitched together to make hike of any length. Most of the trails go up and down constantly, which some people like and other not so much. This is one of the reason why this park is also popular with mountain bikers. I found them to be cordial and respectful of hikers. As an added bonus, this park has some cool sandstone formation from the days when this whole area was under water.

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  • A great place to ride mountain bikes or hike. Take a map with you, you can get turned around in the basin, and sometimes not be able to find your way out. It can be chilly as the sun hardly reaches the forest floor. Mountain biking - These are not beginner trails.

  • Great place for hiking, many different trails to try and customize for the right length. A fair bit of elevation change in the trail. There was a few interesting points of interest, the tafoni are little caverns carved into the soft sandstone, very interesting and cool to see.

  • Great spot for hiking and even better for mountain biking. The lush canopy keeps the dirt from drying out too much even during the hot months. Bikers should use a bell because it's pretty easy to run into hikers around some of the low visibility corners.

  • This place is a mountain bikers' favorite. For experienced riders, this is easily one of the top five mountain biking destinations anywhere in the Bay Area. It's rare but I do see the occasional hiker on these trails as well. For bikers, there is singletrack for a wide range of skill levels. The technical difficulty of the singletrack trails range around the higher side of average. One piece of quick advice for any first-time mountain biker to ride at El Corte de Madera Creek: if you find yourself descending a fire road for more than a few seconds here, you've probably made a bad route choice. At Skeggs Point (the commonly used name for this place among mountain bikers), fire roads are mainly meant for climbing and the singletrack mainly for descending.

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