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Level: Advanced
Length: 0.4 mi (0.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +996/ -831 ft
Total: 3 riders

Mountain Biking Centipede

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#407 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#4,806 in the world

This is a twisty downhill dirt trail with steep turns. The upper portion is one of the easier downhills in the area. The lower part is steeper with and has several narrow bridges. The lower portion has many humps and can easily bounce the rider off into the bushes or fall below.

First added by MTB MOR on Mar 6, 2020. Last updated May 8, 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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Golden Lantern and Marina Hills
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    Centipede is a trail that switches back and forth as it drops down the ridgeline. Upper Centipede is an intermediate/advanced trail. Lower Centipede is advanced. Lower Centipede is much steeper than Upper Centipede and there can be serious injury if you crash in the wrong places.

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  • Echo1

    Really a awesome single track. But beware this is a Pro/Semi Pro downhill and really fast with some skull and xbones to its name. In fact there is a couple of crosses that indicates that some my have not made it down the trail on the breathing side of life. Sorry to be grim. Just know what you are about to get into. There is no turning back once you start.

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    The Colinas Ridge is lined with steep single track trails that drop down to the creek. The many trail contain wood bridges to add to the fun. Centipede is probably the most widely ridden trail. You can see Cliffhanger from the 5 freeway by looking for a white cross on the hillside. You can spot C drop by finding the large cement C on the hill.

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