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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +166/ -165 ft
Total: 28 riders

Mountain Biking Lake Poway

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#188 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#2,506 in the world

Lake Poway is a singletrack loop around the lake and behind the Damn. around the lake is a nice XC ride and behind the damn is a nice DH with switchbacks. once your at the bottom you have to ride up the other side. ugh.

First added by The_Germ on May 20, 2010. Last updated May 11, 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
From Interstate 15, exit Rancho Bernardo Road, travel east to Lake Poway Road, turn left and follow park entrance to gate. $5 per veh for parking
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  • j1nelsonsd

    Great aerobic workout. Fireroad, wide, probably not interesting to serious riders but I go here for exercise.

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  • ArogantBstrd1

    Go early in the morning during the week to avoid heavy traffic. The trail up is brutal. the down hill is fun and extremely fast. If you want you can go all the way to Potato Chip rock. Just be warned that you will need to walk/carry your bike at some spots.

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  • Ckeskridge

    Good all around short trail, with decent downhill, and switchbacks. The up Hill is a lung burner. WATCH OUT for hikers on the downhill.

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  • babaramjet

    This is moderate to intermediate bike riding. there can be good cardio on the return side at the bottom of the dam. This gets high recommendations.

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