24.1 miles
3,815 ft
-3,811 ft
1,951 ft
High Point

Ride at your own risk, and within your means! And wear your freggin helmet! (Kali Protectives recommended!)

Starting in downtown SLO (Pepper Street has unlimited parking free) and heading North on Monterey, you will merge onto the 101 highway and climb the shoulder for 2.5 miles before veering off the right side exit that is marked with a big "Bike Path" sign. This will run you under the 101 to the West side of the freeway and onto Stagecoach Road. Turning into gravel almost immediately, you will climb another mile of light to moderate grade before you hit the serious grades. Then, at the 6 mile mark or so, you will arrive at the paved road and parking turnout from the 101 onto TV Tower road. Continue on this paved climb for another mile and you will come to a fork in the road, taking the left side to a gate. Continue down the trail until you come to the loose gravel fork and continue West into the descent of Shooters. Hang on and have fun! When you get to the bottom of this loose, windy and fast trail, you can enjoy some runs in the Eucs! This is skill park area, with jumps, berms and wooden walls/bridges to have fun on.

Continue down the Stenner Flow or Elevator Trails to the Railroad tracks. Once here, you have the option to continue West for a shorter ride down Stenner Creek, or turn left and gain some miles and views along the railroad tracks back to the Stagecoach Trail...you will have to take the trail back when you run out of a path on the East side of the ridge.

Have fun, keep the rubber side down!

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

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    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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More Stats for Cuesta Ridge Loop with RailRoad Exstension mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    234 ft
  • Altitude start
    244 ft
  • Altitude end
    248 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    13.1 miles
  • Distance down
    9.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.2 miles
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Sean shredding Shooters on his Lil Shredder
Sean shredding Shooters on his Lil Shredder
trail: Shooters
4:14 | 73 | comments: 0 | favs:
Nov 1, 2015
Sean Cowan, six years old riding Shooters on his Lil Shredder Prodigy. He pedaled to the top also...
Cuesta Grade - Shooters
Cuesta Grade - Shooters
trail: Shooters
4:40 | 343 | comments: 2 | favs:
Feb 11, 2012
Super sick ride on the new session88, a little bit moist but it was still fun, pretty pinned. Pretty hard crash about 2/3's of the way...
trail: Shooters
5:00 | 224 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
Feb 10, 2013
Quick little grade run on the new Status, just testin' her out

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Red Dog
May 30, 2016 @ 7:36pm
May 30, 2016
Trail is dry and cracked in spots but clear and cow-crap free for now.
TV Tower Road
May 30, 2016 @ 7:18pm
May 30, 2016
All erosion has been repaired from the 101 freeway to the first small radio tower. The road is still closed to vehicles so shuttling is still not possible.
Jan 18, 2016 @ 3:38pm
Jan 18, 2016
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