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      Recommended for a very local, quick fix of singletrack with some ragged sections. That said you can get a decent ride out of this if you lap in and out of the canyon and work on some of the more technical terrain. Watch for hikers and dogs. Be nice, Say HI
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: City of San Diego
      Parking google parking directions
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      Region Details
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      • 14
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      • 6
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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 9, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      48
      Trails Mountain Bike
      48
      Trails E-Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      47
      Trails Trail Running
      48
      Total Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      1,547 ft
      Total Vertical
      227 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      325 ft
      Reports
      59
      Photos
      18
      Ridden Counter
      3,016

      Photos of Balboa Park Mountain Bike

      120 |
      Aug 21, 2020 @ 8:18am
      Aug 21, 2020
      trail: Headhunter
      62 |
      Jul 28, 2020 @ 8:03pm
      Jul 28, 2020
      32 |
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 9:57am
      Jul 16, 2020
      23 |
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 9:57am
      Jul 16, 2020
      23 |
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 9:57am
      Jul 16, 2020
      18 |
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 9:57am
      Jul 16, 2020
      19 |
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 9:57am
      Jul 16, 2020
      20 |
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 9:57am
      Jul 16, 2020

      Videos of Balboa Park Mountain Bike

      0:07 | 27 | Aug 22, 2020
      POV of Pershing Climb
      2:13 | 41 | Aug 21, 2020
      POV of West Mesa Drop In
      0:52 | 55 | Aug 21, 2020
      Encampment trail POV
      trail: Encampment
      3:04 | 64 | Aug 21, 2020
      POV of 'Florida Canyon Downhill'
      0:41 | 50 | Aug 21, 2020
      POV of Danny Devito
      1:01 | 67 | Aug 21, 2020
      wallride
      trail: Wallride
      0:09 | 600 | Apr 7, 2013
      fedex wallride
      trail: Wallride
      0:08 | 492 | Dec 30, 2010

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Erosion Case Study
      Sep 27, 2021 @ 2:51pm
      Sep 27, 2021
      IdealskyroachSignificant erosion ruts after recent...
      Danny Devito
      Sep 27, 2021 @ 12:21pm
      Sep 27, 2021
      IdealskyroachNice and tacky after recent rain. Erosion...
      Ghost of Redwoods Past
      Sep 27, 2021 @ 12:21pm
      Sep 27, 2021
      IdealskyroachSignificant new erosion ruts after recent...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2867015rjohn77addreportFlorida Canyon East and 6 more
      Oct 11, 2021 @ 12:44pm
      Oct 11, 2021
      user #1659376dennisliang01addreportV-Drome DROPS and 1 more
      Oct 10, 2021 @ 12:42am
      Oct 10, 2021
      user #962283srolaaddreportSchittz Creek
      Oct 7, 2021 @ 2:48pm
      Oct 7, 2021
      user #2163359skyroachaddreportDanny Devito and 2 more
      Sep 27, 2021 @ 2:49pm
      Sep 27, 2021
      user #2863775thatbeachvotetrailBridle Trail
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 11:36am
      Sep 25, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2411107majikowtrailFlorida Canyon downhillFun but short little downhill section. Loose...
      Dec 9, 2020 @ 10:43am
      Dec 9, 2020
      user #1915499LiveFastPedalHardtrailErosion Case Studynot as technical due to recent trail...
      Sep 25, 2020 @ 6:35pm
      Sep 25, 2020
      user #1486801CguzmantrailFlorida Canyon downhillRide this trail often as I can ride from my...
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 10:54am
      Sep 19, 2020
      user #1915499LiveFastPedalHardtrailDirtbaggingfun as a downhill
      Aug 21, 2020 @ 11:44am
      Aug 21, 2020
      user #1248860TheJudge666trailWokey Wokey Knuckle Pokey!Warning: passes thru wall of cactus, hold your...
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 7:22am
      Aug 11, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      La Jolla1.5 km
      Crestridge Ecological Reserve1.5 km
      City Heights 9 1 14.6 km
      Tri-Canyons 9 5 26.2 km
      Rose Canyon 28.1 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4811 miles1,549 ft5 miles226 ft
      #1,308#696185934,867
      E-Bike51 mile154 ft3,491 ft98 ft
      #2,013#4575534
      Hike4711 miles1,473 ft5 miles226 ft
      #989#6085968
      Trail Running4811 miles1,549 ft5 miles226 ft
      #984#60159195
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