Noble Canyon

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About this trail
Noble Canyon is considered to be one of the best down hill trails around Southern California. It is technically difficult with narrow single track, gnarly rocks and tight switchbacks. This ride takes you through three distinct ecosystems. You start out in alpine meadows and oak trees that transitions into typical Southern California chaparral and finally into the arid desert climate near the Anza-Borrego desert. At some times of the year you can start the ride will plenty of snow on the trail and by the end of the ride be in 85 degree desert heat. This is normally considered an advanced ride. This ride will be fun for intermediate riders but you will most likely find yourself doing some walking over and down obstacles. more info with pictures and video can be found Here: http://www.mountainbikebill.com/NobleCanyon.htm
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Can you run this trail -Guest

A: I have encountered runners, hikers and horseback riders along the bottom third of the trail.

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Trailblazer


November 7, 2016
arbysauce Trailblazer  
 
Review: Great trail with a little bit of everything you could possibly want. Chunder, fast and flowy sections, long rock gardens, and enough climbing to keep you honest (assuming you don't shuttle to the top), it's all there through 3 distinct ecosystems. The majority of users are mountain bikers but you can and will run into hikers towards the bottom section so you need to pay attention while pinning it. Hands down the best trail in SoCal.

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Bunny Hop

March 28, 2016
uvaggio Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great trail - tree line meets desert; very cool. The route is a cross of buffalo creek co, Apex, co and Aliso Viejo park. How good is that !!! I would add this to any must do Cali bucket list. Bring Knee and elbow pads

Similar Trail: Nothing - Best trail in Socal

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Epic


November 2, 2015
hproctor Epic  
 
Review: Demanding ride that deserves the expert rating. Lots of rocky trail along the entire trip. Shuttle service now being offered by ALPINE RIDE SHOP. They do a bang up job!

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Granny Gear

June 24, 2015
 
Review: One of my most favorite rides anywhere, ever. Do the climb. Yeah, it's up a road, but it's worth the effort. Ride the stuff up top (Big Laguna). Then blast down Noble Canyon through forest, rocks, desert, more rocks. So fun!!!

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Epic


March 25, 2015
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: This is a dynamite trail! If you can work out the logistics of a shuttle, it is a tremendous amount of fun. It has everything from fast and flowy to totally gnarly. It also passes through three distinct life zones from the subalpine ponderosa forest up top through the deciduous forest in the middle to all out desert near the bottom. If you want more miles, make the climb without a shuttle, and/or add on some great cross country riding at the beginning on the Big Laguna Trail.

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Trailblazer


March 19, 2014
k2rider Trailblazer  
 
Review: I could give this trail a 5 because it is hands down the best single MTB trail in all of San Diego County. However, compared to many others areas (Gooseberry, Sedona, Fruita), it pales in overall comparison. However, it's still a must-do in San Diego. It has some of everything from screaming fast single track to rock gardens to sketchy switchbacks and even some exposure thrown in to liven things up.

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Granny Gear

July 18, 2012
 
Review: I haven't ridden this trail, but I just moved to the area and am looking to explore some solid DH trails. Hit me up if you are down to go check out Noble Canyon. I'm down to either climb or shuttle.

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Doubletrack

May 26, 2012
abegold Doubletrack  
 
Review: This is the best ride I've found in southern CA, fun as a shuttle or loop, descending 3000' thru pine and oak forest to the desert.

Similar Trail: Big Thompson

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Granny Gear

March 28, 2012
 
Review: i would love to ride this trail.I am intrestred in shuttling this trail becouse i am not big on climbing but love a good long downhill ride.If any one is intrested in showing me then please let me know.I will check reviews daily

* Review edited 3/27/2012

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Gramcounter

June 8, 2011
JerryC Gramcounter  
 
Review: Rode up and did the Laguna loop. Started at the parking lot. The trail is fairly well marked but there are some shoot off trails so pay attention. This is a technical, long and difficult climb. Once at the top, Big Laguna loop is rolling and fast. The return route can be fast but it is as technical as the climb. do not recommend riding this alone, especially if you are not experienced. bring food and water.

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Noble Canyon MTB Trail 4.69 out of 5 based on 18 ratings. 18 user reviews.
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