The Hogan Trail is cut directly out of rock it seems, in some parts. Lots of technical sections- if you can ride this trail, you can ride almost anywhere! This trail is not to be attempted by beginners. Very hot most of the year, there is no water available on the trail, and helmets are a must! Short, steep switchbacks, almost no high-speed runouts, this trail has NEVER been ridden in its entirety without dabs. Did I mention it's technical?
How to get there:
Take Hiway 12 east out of Lodi, to Valley Springs. Continue east (on 12/26) at 4 way stop, for 1/4 mile, turn right on Lime Creek/St. Petersburg. Follow this for approx 2 miles to Acorn East campground (at New Hogan Reservoir). Park in the day use area (look east for the dirt road across the water), ride your bike thru Oak Knoll campground. Look for a "gate" (south east end of Oak Knoll cg). Go thru or around the gate, and after 100 yards, look to your left for faint singletrack. This is the trailhead. Begin your ride, and have fun! Caution: After you begin the singletrack, there will be a split in the trail after about 1/8 mile. The singletrack you want veers up to the left. If you find yourself on an easy trail above the water, you are on the Rim Trail, and should double back & look for the advanced trail. This trail brought to you by the hard workers of SCAAB (Stockton Cyclists Are Always Bleeding).
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