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Level: Intermediate
Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +79/1 ft
Total: 47 riders

Mountain Biking Cholla

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#713 of 987 mountain bike trails in California
#9663 in the world

Gnarly single track

First added by swerverider on Jun 14, 2013. Last updated Apr 28, 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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Getting there
Start from Wood Canyon at the bottom of the climb
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  • MTB MOR   ✓ supporter

    Cholla is a tough climb. It's 4-7 minutes for most mountain bikers. It has several steep turns with ruts in them and 2-3 rocky technical climbs. At present, there is a easy dirt bypass for the first rocky section, but the second one is still a challenge. I use Granny gear almost the entire way.

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  • johnravert

    This trail taught me how to climb on a bike. It took over a year to learn how to clear it without stopping, now we race to see who can climb it the fastest.

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  • mattpt

    Very quick singletrack. You can park in the neighborhood, ride down for a quick adrenaline boost, turn left at the bottom, ride back up the neighborhood streets and be back to work before anyone knows you were gone!

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  • Widowmaker

    Steep rocky technical incline. If you like the uphill stuff this is short, steep, and challenging right up to west ridge.

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