1.7 miles
Distance
260 ft
Climb
-499 ft
Descent
3,176 ft
High Point

Lower Creek Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    all year
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2006
  • Land Manager
    County of San Diego Parks and Recreation

The trail that leaves from the parking lot is the Lower Creek Trail, and it starts out level before gaining some elevation at around the half mile mark.The trail then descends for a little over a mile down to Santa Ysabel Creek. During this time, there are excellent views of the surrounding terrain, as well as great views of the many Engleman’s Oaks that are in the Preserve, along with some California Oaks as well. At Santa Ysabel Creek, the Lower Creek Trail comes to an end after 1.8 miles

Access Info

Directions: The Preserve is located one mile west of Santa Ysabel directly off of Highway 78 on the north side of the highway. If you are coming from the west on Highway 78, the Preserve is located thirteen miles east of Ramona. The entrance/parking area is clearly signed, and there is ample parking next to the trailhead, which leaves directly from the parking lot. The trail that leaves from the parking lot is the Lower Creek Trail, and it starts out level before gaining some elevation at around the half mile mark.

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More Stats for Lower Creek Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -239 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,780 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,019 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,780 ft
  • Grade
    -2.61%
  • Grade max
    -26.852%
  • Grade min
    20.025%
  • Distance climb
    3,461 ft
  • Distance down
    1.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    301 ft
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