Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.82 out of 5
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Beginner
10.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 900 ft
↓ 800 ft
66
elevation (ft)

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Excellent trails.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  Araujo   on Oct 13, 2019
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Reviews (16)
 

Bunny Hop

May 26, 2019
BryanBaird Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great for EASY. Good place to bring family. A little rain rutted right now but still great to bring them. Fields, Trees, few hills, bridges. Large area to explore Only down side, not a lot of bathrooms. You will want to start at east end. South side is pebble and rideable sand, but not for kids




Granny Gear

March 17, 2019
ifabig Granny Gear  
 
Review: Really nice trail from the trailhead to the waterfall - only a couple of hills and lots of smooth or wide areas - some steep singletracks going off to the north side if you want more of a challenge. There are a few narrow areas and lots of hikers headed to the falls, so bring a bell. Families with small kids could do most of this, but would probably need to walk parts. We have a family with 11 & 14 year olds and did fine - kids had to walk a few spots and we had to stop for narrow areas with other bikers or hikers, but overall a really pleasant day without being too strenuous. The scenery and trail changes a lot. About 2.5 miles to the waterfall, but you can go further or explore the side trails.




Granny Gear

February 1, 2019
 
Review: Good trail for cardio shitty trail for thrills

Similar Trail: Green belt trail




Gnarly

September 8, 2018
Mateo Juez Gnarly  
 
Review: the good riding is good. good luck finding it. (this applies to most of SD tho). there's lots of doubletrack boring dirt/fireroads being passed off as trail, and there's zero signage or maps for the actual singletrack MTB trails. but explore the area north of the main trail, by the powerlines and there's some fun to be had. bring water and leave yourself time to get lost




Granny Gear

November 26, 2017
liv4air Granny Gear  
 
Review: There are some really fun trails at this preserve just minutes from the beach. A little bit of everything, from technical singletrack climbs to fire road big ring cruisers, and fun flowy sections to boot. Typically done as an out and back from either the East side via Canyonside Park or West side via Los Penasquitos trailhead, you can ride 10-20 miles depending on your abilities.




Granny Gear

August 2, 2017
Nathan99 Granny Gear  
 
Review: this trail is a fun trail for beginner mountain bike riders. Mostly flat and just a fun trail overall




Gramcounter

June 15, 2017
 
Review: Fun practice trail. Heavy traffic. Nothing with too much physical exertion.




Gramcounter

May 30, 2016
 
Review: Its a nice ride no matter the skill level. Good for beginners. There's nothing real challenging.but still a good workout. I havent explored the entire system yet.




Bunny Hop

April 13, 2016
j1nelsonsd Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Tunnel 4 is my favorite ride in San Diego. The trails that run east west are boring of course but lots of good trails that branch off to the north




Gramcounter

December 7, 2015
nohyphens Gramcounter  
 
Review: Not very well-marked and lots of trails closed to bikers. I went during a national holiday weekend, so I won't comment on the number of hikers, but can only assume it is heavily trafficked year round. There are, however, some cool side trails. You may want to take a map with you.



Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve MTB Trail 3.82 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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