Length: 22 mi (35.4 km)
Total: 9 riders
Mountain Biking Aguadilla Coastal Trail
#12 of 37 mountain bike trails in Puerto Rico
Trail starts at Golg Course with a choice of 3 different types of descents, one is paved , the other ones are a steep singletrack downhill and the other is a 30 degree rooted downhill. At the bottom of cliff it turns into a 1 mile singletrack thru forest into a double track coastal scenic route of mostly flat terrain . At 10 mile mark it turns (bailout!) it turns into an uphill single track and then down to the beach again , where you'll turn around . Sweet scenic route!
First added by searsandrewj on Jan 25, 2004. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
- Drinking water: unknown
- Lift service: unknown
- Night riding: unknown
- Pump track: unknown
- Restrooms: unknown
- Fat bike grooming: unknown
- E-bikes allowed: unknown
- Fee required: unknown
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Go to Gate 5 in the former Ramey Base for detail directions
This trail is located in what was Ramey Air Force Base AKA Punta Borinquen, more specifically next to hole # 8 on the base's golf course. This is why it's also known as "Hoyo 8." The trail begins with a very steep down hill and ends with a long, but gradual, and slippery ascent that's mostly composed of mossy rock and the old base sidewalk that led to the beach at some point. Throughout, you'll find lots of wet roots and rocks on a very twisty trail to keep you on your toes or on the ground if not paying attention. The trail runs counterclockwise with few signs to keep you on track, but anyone with a fair sense of direction should be ok (when in doubt, turn left).
Things to consider: Bring water and bug spray. You may also enter the trail at the bottom of the beach, which eliminates the steep downhill entrance. At the bottom of the hill the road curves to the left and you'll see the trail on the left side of the road. About 25 meters in, turn right to commence the loop counterclockwise. This will still take you to the top of the cliff by the golf course and from there you can opt to take the steep downhill back or the road down to the beach.
This a tropical forest with a cliff on one side and the beach at the other, therefore it is hot and humid. The foliage is very thick. Consequently, it gets dark sooner than you would think at sundown. In summary, I consider this to be an intermediate trail that will test your balance and technical abilities. This is definitely not a "wheeee!" type of trail, but more of a white-knuckle concentration test that will keep you coming back to challenge your time.
you can find more info here: http://www.mtb-pr.com/ramey_terr_publ1.htmThank |
Aguadilla Coastal Trail is in Puerto Rico's west coast not US Virgin IslandsThank |