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Level: Advanced
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +442/ -462 ft
Total: 28 riders

Mountain Biking Tower

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#278 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#3,552 in the world

This trail will redefine how you ride steep. It is the most technical steep trail I have ever seen besides face trail in san luis obispo. Definitely worth a drive. It is a non-stop crazy ass rockgarden the entire way down... expect to have a few good crashes so bring armor.

First added by jefedelosjefes on Jun 14, 2006. Last updated May 7, 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
You start behind san luis obispo high school's baseball field. Climb up the trail going up the ridge to the top and hang a left. The trail starts behind the orange tower at the top of the ridge and goes strait down from there.
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  • Jared13   ✓ supporter

    According to the sign at the trailhead, the trail is now closed to bikes due to steepness of the trail and the fragile trail conditions.

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  • kentonn

    Great trail if you like steep and chunky. The chunk isn't too bad but the trail is steep enough that it will hurt if you stack it. I recommend knee/elbow pads and whatever protection you have. Unfortunately you will be carrying this stuff up a 1200', 1 mile hike a bike. Locals may know a better way to the top.* Review edited 9/28/2008

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  • Kevin_Pabinquit

    Tower is crazy fun once you can ride it pretty nice. for people who want to ride it, you should bring some battle armor and work on super steep stuff and pointy rocks. takes around eight minutes to ride down. super fun trail overall. Barb Wire part is super fun.

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