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Level: Expert
Length: 11 mi (17.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,147/ -1,142 ft
Total: 18 riders

Mountain Biking West Horsethief

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#613 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#8,039 in the world

single track

First added by swerverider on May 11, 2015. Last updated Apr 24, 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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Trabuco Creek Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
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  • kenbailey

    Tough hike-a-bike climbs 1,600 ft in 3 miles coming back was fun

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  • TeaWorks

    Unless you have oak tree trunks for thighs, this is near impossible to ride up. It is exposed and loose with switch backs on the side of some steep hill sides. You're on the brakes the whole way down with no place to let off and pick up some speed. I'd go down Holy Jim or Trabuco instead.

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  • RyanFPrice

    This trail is a bitch. I have climbed and descended it. I have only heard of two people who actually were able to pedal to the top. The initial trail is techy with rocks. Once the trail turns upward is where I begin to swear. I think it is like trying to pedal up marbles. Hiking is not much easier as it feels for every two steps you take you slide back down one. It is very exposed and steep. Even decending this trail is a little disconcerting. Ride this for one of a few reasons. 1. to check off bucket list. 2. a race.

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