Sycamore Canyon Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.47 out of 5
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Intermediate
19.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,400 ft
↓ 1,900 ft
1,141
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
This area has two "main" loops. You decide what type of ride you are looking for...The North Loop (On Central Ave.) starts as a step climb on both start/finishes. Both directions offer some quick technical section with some small steam crossings. This Northern Loops is only about 5 miles, but you'll spend about 70% climbing.
The Southern Loop Ride (Off Sycamore Canyon) is a bit flatter and offers everything from some technical single track riding to "fire road" sections. There are several short, steep (10% grades) that will challenge you. There are several options to eek out your own loop. I start from behind the new Big 5 warehouse and stay on the east side of the Arroyo. You will have to exit the trail and ride to the "new" warehouse parking lot to pick up the Western Side of the trail. From there, there are many great single tracks and fire roads to keep you busy for a few hours exploring. Best I've found in Riverside...
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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 bring dogs? -Jeff Barber

A: Yes, dogs are allowed at the park, but must be leashed at all times and cleaned up after by the owner (as stated by the Municipal Code section 9.08.020). Source:

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Granny Gear

July 7, 2018
bowdy Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome trails. Need to ride in fall winter or spring. To hot in July. Lol. Next time.

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Granny Gear

June 24, 2017
 
Review: I live right next to this place haven't fully explored it all but very good trails for beginner to advanced riders , running water creeks with bridges , some good rock terrain also ! Overall very good spot especially if you're local !

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Granny Gear

March 9, 2017
 
Review: I wish I had more time to explore this area! Was able to get an hour in after work, and if I lived in this area I would be a regular rider here... an excellent mix of terrain and difficulty

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Granny Gear

February 20, 2016
Sil. Granny Gear  
 
Review: We rode this trailers today, was beautiful for starting in the mountanbike world. Beautiful view and some obstacles nothing difficult and you will got a lot fun. We enjoy this place today, definitely we will come back soon.

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Bunny Hop

March 2, 2015
Vincent Wu Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Sycamore Canyon is where I was introduced to mountain biking. The network of trails here is very developed, but almost too developed that you feel like you are more in a park setting than in nature. The park is comprised of mostly double tracks with a main fireroad running towards more of the southern end of the park. There's a bit of everything here from jumps to rocky descents, to climbs. Can be a bit tricky for beginners as there are some very steep, but short inclines. Terrain is fairly rocky and loose at some sections.

Study the map or bring one with you as it is easy to get lost here. Just remember where the major stream crossings are, and you should have no issues with general navigation.

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Granny Gear

December 27, 2014
SNK_RATH Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is a great place to ride ! So much to explore , you won't get bored here !

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Gramcounter


December 7, 2014
wrangler Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great day with perfect conditions. All of the rain has soaked in & the trails are in the best shape all year. I turned in 9 miles today with a mixture of single track & fire road. The creek is up, but other than that no mud, just great trails with perfect weather.

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Doubletrack

January 2, 2014
Eric Foltz Doubletrack  
 
Review: I don't know who named this area for the site but this area is more commonly known as the Sycamore Canyon Trails. It is a good collection of trails with pretty much something for everyone including some fun little rock areas to play around in.

Similar Trail: Southridge

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Gramcounter


April 18, 2013
mwilson7 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Not a bad trail but I guess I expected more based on the other reviews below. There were a couple of nice features but overall the trail didn't seem like anything special. It would have been REALLY nice if the trail was labelled. As silly as it sounds I'm really glad I brought the map from this site as it saved me a lot of time as there are trails crossings everywhere. I'd ride it again but wouldn't go out of my way to ride this trail.

Please take my comments with a grain of salt because I haven't ridden any other trails in the area to compare this trail to. It is also possible that I missed some of the awesome features that others have mentioned as I only rode 14 miles of trail. Once again, some better trail markings would have been helpful. My comments are based on comparing this trail to the trails I usually ride back in the midwest which I would say are more technical.

If it's your first time to this trail I would HIGHLY recommend parking next to the self storage place at Alessandro and Barton rd. or near JensonUSA. This will save you the LONG (but great lung/leg workout) uphill climb to get up the top where the main features of the trail are if you started at the Central Ave trailhead.

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Gramcounter

May 17, 2012
 
Review: Great series of trails. Nice packed sand with some technical rocky areas. The system has a nice flow to it with many options to explore off the main loop. Riverside MTB are lucky to have this place in their backyard.

Similar Trail: Enterprise South on East Coast! Chattanooga, TN

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Sycamore Canyon Park MTB Trail 4.47 out of 5 based on 15 ratings. 15 user reviews.
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