Mountain Biking and Hiking- Mendoza Ranch

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The Mendoza ranch entrance to Harvey Bear Park is off Roop Road in Gilroy. It’s a nice ride down there on rural roads, then quite a climb up Roop. There is then nice smooth mostly double track, perfect for an off-road rider at my novice level. I recently had a nice ride totally about 4 hours, down to the park, in the park, and back.

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Part of the Mendoza Ranch trail near the entrance
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Further along is a nice section shaded by a lot of oaks. There’s a peek at Coyote lake in the distance
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Looking Back on the shady part I just came through
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Fog burning off in the valley near San Martin
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Coyote Lake
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Some Turkeys

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