Words by Nick Russell. Nick is a skier, biker, and on occasion 7th grader who loves to get outdoors.
There is nothing better than a ride after it rains. Its cool out and the dirt is perfect. But what if you can’t go far from the city? Water Dog Park, in Belmont California, is about a 30 minute drive south of San Francisco. This park is filled with greenery and breathtaking views.
You can drive right through the city of Belmont into the parking lot. From there, you can see two valleys and houses above the park. This gives a cool perspective of how the park is truly close to city life.
Just because of its location, it does not lack terrain. There are many steep, technical sections of the park which always prove to be fun. There are two in particular that are very steep and challenging
Some of the most infamous parts of Water Dog are the switchbacks.
If you’re into Whistler-type riding, with all those wooden features and such, we have that too! There’s plenty of unnecessary features that we all love to hit. Here’s just a few photos of the wide variety offered at the park.
If you do want to see the lake, there is a trail with three stunning bridges to get there.
If you are ever in the Bay Area and want to go for a ride, stop by Water Dog Park. It has good features, terrain & scenery. What’s not to love?