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Level: Advanced
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +986/970 ft
Total: 25 riders
 

Mountain Biking West Cuesta Ridge

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#194 of 995 mountain bike trails in California
#2,368 in the world

A great trail system. Rocky, chunky downhill on Morning Glory, Flowy downhill Shooter, jumps, berms, and wallrides in The Eucs Freeride area.
This place has a bit of everything!

First added by Jared13 on Jun 12, 2013. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
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  • 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
HWY 101 north from SLO approximately 4-5 miles. Left on Tower Road (at the top of the hill.) Park and ride to the top or drive to parking area where the road tops out on the ridge.
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  • Knarf123
    Reviewing Shooters:
    **

    Trail with nice view to SLO and morrw.bay, nothing technical some small bumps you can jump a little this trail is a better choice for going up after the morning Glory.

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  • Jared13   ✓ supporter
    ****

    Morning Glory is a great, chunky dowhill and the Eucs was very impressive! It was cool to see all those features in pretty much the middle of nowhere! They even have shuttle service on certain days.

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  • tmadison12
    ****

    Pretty fun jump little jump lines with a few wall rides. Would be really fun to session on a bike like a transition double. Preride to view the features before going all out. A few doubles are deceiving.

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  • tmadison12
    Reviewing Morning Glory:
    *****

    Great singletrack with fun descents and short technical climbs - after the long climb to the top. Definitely run tubless and carry a spare. I rode a light trail hardtail with tubes and small block eights (big mistake) blew out both tires within the first 3 minutes. First section is very rocky and then it turns into fast and flowy.

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  • *TahoeYeti*
    *****

    One of my favorites that I'm sure to ride whenever in SLO. There are a number of options - Shooters, Morning Glory, Pick & Shovel, What Trail, which tend to get progressively harder (chunkier and looser).

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  • Jared13   ✓ supporter
    Reviewing Shooters:
    *****

    A great descent and not too bad of a climb back out either. From the trail head, it's about a one mile climb up the road. The gate will be on your left. This trail has less chunk than Morning Glory so you won't get beat up as much. Watch out for folks climbing up and if you want to take in the views, you can probably find a hawk or two circling within the canyon.

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  • Jared13   ✓ supporter
    Reviewing Red Dog:
    ***

    Not a great trail but not a bad trail either. This trail leaves out of the Eucs Project and takes you through a cow field or two before you reach the railroad. I liked the elevator trail a bit better, but if you looking for more XC and less flow, this would be a good trail to use.

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  • Jared13   ✓ supporter
    Reviewing Morning Glory:
    *****

    LOTS of chunk on this trail! Unless you're getting shuttled you'll have a two-plus mile climb but it's mostly paved so it's not too bad. Once you reach the national forest sign, the trail is to your left. The trail can definitely beat you up on the way down so have full suspension or take it a bit slow. Stick to the left at all the intersections and you're golden.

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  • Jared13   ✓ supporter
    ****

    A short freeride area and a flow trail that heads down to the railroad. The ferries area is a lot of fun and fairly easy to session provided you don't mind a bit of uphill pedaling. Please preride before you go all out, they added a set of doubles in a week and it took me by surprise.

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  • AnthemRG
    Reviewing Morning Glory:
    *****

    Very rough downhill, tricky creek/gully crossings, awesome singel track to the connection with shooter and then up a grueling climb to the parking area. No stress remaining when your done!

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