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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Get ready for a serious dose of "pain and pleasure." Cerro Alto features primo singletrack running through Los Padres N.F. This 1,600 foot climb is a serious beast, but it will reward you with an absolutely ripping singletrack descent. Upper trails are looser and rockier than the lower trails, which are mostly smooth and high speed going down. Watch for hikers and always use a bell when descending, the reason we have so many good trails around here is because we put forth an honest effort to have the friendliest possible interactions with hikers and other trail users that we can. A lot of older, wealthy people hike out here regularly, so just be a little extra aware of the issue. Due to the somewhat remote location, and the terrible climb associated with these trails, they don't get ridden very much, and because of that they are some of the least eroded trails in the county. Truly a hidden gem.

      BEST AFTER RAIN! These trails soak up the water, unless it is consistently raining heavily for 24+ hours, these trails will be pretty mud-free, the rocks get really slippery though. After a rain your best bet is to ride either here, Ontario Ridge, or Montana de Oro.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Parking-Cerro Alto Campground google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Cerro Alto Campground
      Region Details
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      • 3

      Region Status
      Open as of Dec 26, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,073
      State Ranking
      #137
      Trails (view details)
      9
      Trails Mountain Bike
      9
      Trails Hike
      9
      Trails Trail Running
      9
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      2,826 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,721 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,617 ft
      Reports
      10
      Photos
      27
      Ridden Counter
      258

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance

      Photos of Cerro Alto Mountain Bike

      trail: TV Tower Road
      21 |
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 9:52pm
      Oct 3, 2019
      64 |
      Jan 19, 2018 @ 1:18pm
      Jan 19, 2018
      89 |
      Jan 19, 2018 @ 1:17pm
      Jan 19, 2018
      81 |
      Jan 19, 2018 @ 1:16pm
      Jan 19, 2018

      Videos of Cerro Alto Mountain Bike

      Horn Canyon side by side
      1:21 | 197 | Apr 15, 2013
      Horn Canyon Trail
      1:42 | 193 | Apr 15, 2013

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Cerro Alto Connector
      Dec 26, 2019 @ 10:07am
      Dec 26, 2019
      Variableseanharanmtb
      Cerro Alto Summit Trail
      Dec 26, 2019 @ 10:07am
      Dec 26, 2019
      Variableseanharanmtb
      Canyon Trail
      Dec 26, 2019 @ 10:07am
      Dec 26, 2019
      Idealseanharanmtb
      Bridge Trail
      Dec 26, 2019 @ 10:07am
      Dec 26, 2019
      Idealseanharanmtb
      Cerro Alto Summit DH
      Jan 19, 2018 @ 12:34pm
      Jan 19, 2018
      VariableseanharanmtbDirt is perfect, rocks are a little wet...
      Boy Scout Trail
      Jan 19, 2018 @ 12:32pm
      Jan 19, 2018
      VariableseanharanmtbCould use a little trimming but not bad...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1994419JacobyDHvotetrailCerro Alto Summit Trail
      Feb 29, 2020 @ 4:54pm
      Feb 29, 2020
      user #1405722WebsterminatorriddentrailCerro Alto Summit DH
      Feb 9, 2020 @ 6:41pm
      Feb 9, 2020
      user #1240382seanharanmtbaddreportCerro Alto Connector and 3 more
      Dec 26, 2019 @ 11:43am
      Dec 26, 2019
      user #1603727JesseHeschvotetrailCanyon Trail and 1 more
      Nov 5, 2019 @ 1:09pm
      Nov 5, 2019
      user #1603727JesseHeschvotetrailBoy Scout Trail
      Oct 29, 2019 @ 6:42am
      Oct 29, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1405722WebsterminatortrailBoy Scout TrailIt's fun, but usually hike a couple times....
      Sep 12, 2018 @ 2:07pm
      Sep 12, 2018
      user #1405722WebsterminatortrailCerro Alto Summit TrailLoose and steep. It's awesome if you want to...
      Sep 12, 2018 @ 2:03pm
      Sep 12, 2018
      user #932123joefabristrailBoy Scout TrailAs a climb, boy this is a toughie. It is...
      May 16, 2018 @ 7:58am
      May 16, 2018

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