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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
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      Region Details
      • 3
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      • 17
      • 30
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      Region Status
      Caution as of May 3, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      61
      Trails Mountain Bike
      61
      Trails E-Bike
      9
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Hike
      61
      Trails Trail Running
      60
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      1,933 ft
      Total Vertical
      231 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      325 ft
      Reports
      174
      Photos
      62
      Ridden Counter
      7,451

      Photos of Balboa Park Mountain Bike

      52 |
      Aug 16, 2023 @ 6:56pm
      Aug 16, 2023
      | 1 comments
      trail: WRIST LOCKER
      39 |
      Jun 15, 2023 @ 8:41pm
      Jun 15, 2023
      trail: WRIST LOCKER
      54 |
      Jun 15, 2023 @ 8:41pm
      Jun 15, 2023
      trail: WRIST LOCKER
      42 |
      Jun 15, 2023 @ 8:41pm
      Jun 15, 2023
      105 |
      Oct 11, 2022 @ 7:58pm
      Oct 11, 2022
      77 |
      Oct 11, 2022 @ 7:58pm
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      74 |
      Oct 11, 2022 @ 7:58pm
      Oct 11, 2022
      60 |
      Oct 11, 2022 @ 7:57pm
      Oct 11, 2022

      Videos of Balboa Park Mountain Bike

      0:07 | 53 | Aug 22, 2020
      POV of Pershing Climb
      2:13 | 66 | Aug 21, 2020
      POV of West Mesa Drop In
      0:52 | 95 | Aug 21, 2020
      Encampment trail POV
      trail: Encampment
      3:04 | 99 | Aug 21, 2020
      POV of 'Florida Canyon Downhill'
      0:41 | 120 | Aug 21, 2020
      POV of Danny Devito
      1:01 | 118 | Aug 21, 2020
      wallride
      trail: Wallride
      0:09 | 648 | Apr 7, 2013
      Hidden Gems of Balboa Park; Mountain Biking...

      16:58 | 12 | May 6, 2024

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Schittz Creek
      May 3, 2024 @ 4:53pm
      May 3, 2024
      Drybrush was cut as of 4/29badmojo42
      WRIST LOCKER
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 8:33pm
      Apr 14, 2024
      WetLots of snag branches lying parallel with...ridetime4
      West Climb
      Jan 26, 2024 @ 11:13am
      Jan 26, 2024
      Very DryMinor ruts forming from recent rains, one...skyroach
      Encampment
      Jan 26, 2024 @ 11:13am
      Jan 26, 2024
      Very DryRunning pretty good, recent work from...skyroach
      Golden Hill 26th
      Jan 26, 2024 @ 11:13am
      Jan 26, 2024
      IdealSurprisingly, still in good shape after...skyroach
      Florida Canyon East
      Jan 26, 2024 @ 2:25pm
      Jan 26, 2024
      WetPortions of the trail have washed out, as...Wintyfresh
      Ghost of Redwoods Past
      Dec 11, 2023 @ 3:16pm
      Dec 11, 2023
      DryErosion ruts fixed with drains for the...skyroach
      Drain Pipe Steezy
      Nov 28, 2023 @ 10:18pm
      Nov 28, 2023
      DrySteep, but no surprises besides a few...Wintyfresh
      Danny Devito
      Sep 8, 2023 @ 5:14pm
      Sep 8, 2023
      DryRecent trail work has added new berms,...ParkerQTxiHK
      Switzer Canyon Expressway
      Aug 30, 2023 @ 12:29pm
      Aug 30, 2023
      Dryhuge ruts and erosion issues on the first...skyroach

      Activity Feed

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      Cambamcookcommenttrailactivity #52611435
      May 14, 2024 @ 5:25pm
      May 14, 2024
      mtb-monkaddvideoactivity #52191125
      May 6, 2024 @ 4:08pm
      May 6, 2024
      badmojo42addreportactivity #52050901
      May 3, 2024 @ 4:53pm
      May 3, 2024
      Arenas1241wishlisttrailactivity #52013461
      May 2, 2024 @ 10:29pm
      May 2, 2024
      dtdanielswishlistrouteactivity #51583420
      Apr 23, 2024 @ 8:22am
      Apr 23, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      CambamcooktrailWRIST LOCKERHomeless people have thrown logs in the trail...
      May 14, 2024 @ 5:25pm
      May 14, 2024
      YKK7HGtrailDrain Pipe SteezyI think this is an intermediate descent in dry...
      Dec 9, 2023 @ 6:05pm
      Dec 9, 2023
      ridetime4trailSD Zoo DownhillObservation on 4/10/23 Trail work was...
      Apr 10, 2023 @ 3:43am
      Apr 10, 2023
      ridetime4trailFlorida Canyon downhillTHANK YOU TRAIL MAINTENANCE I wanted to...
      Apr 10, 2023 @ 3:20am
      Apr 10, 2023
      ridetime4trailSD Zoo DownhillAhh yea your are correct in that aspect but I...
      Oct 28, 2022 @ 3:02am
      Oct 28, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      City Heights 8 1 14.6 km
      Tri-Canyons 9 14 16.2 km
      Rose Canyon 3 1 18.1 km
      Sweetwater Reservoir 22 19 18.5 km
      Cowles Mountain 38.5 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6113 miles1,932 ft6 miles230 ft
      #766#4006217467,828
      E-Bike92 miles384 ft1 mile177 ft
      #2,484#591154214
      Horse12,815 ft171 ft2,677 ft171 ft
      8
      Hike6113 miles1,932 ft6 miles230 ft
      #534#335174112
      Trail Running6013 miles1,850 ft6 miles230 ft
      #538#333173693
      • By numb401 & contributors
      • Admins: SDMBA, SDMBA-BP
      • #15987 - 14,445 views

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