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      San Diego's most popular trail area, managed by the City of San Diego, with many options for various loops for various skill levels. Stick to the main canyon for easy, wide trails perfect for beginners and families or just laying some base miles. Head north to Del Mar Mesa for windy and more challenging singletrack. Explore the area known as "Tunnels" where unique scrub oaks create a canopy that offers challenging riding. Trails near staging areas can be very busy especially on weekends and holidays, so trail etiquette is important for all trail users to observe.

      Please stick to designated trails to ensure future access. Please adhere to signage as some trails are not open to bikes in the main canyon along the stream where equestrian use is frequent.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: City of San Diego
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      Access Info:
      Multiple entrances.
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      PLEASE USE https://www.imba.com/resource/trail-difficulty-rating-system WHEN RATING TRAIL DIFFICULTY
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      Region Details
      • 24
      • 11
      • 53
      • 46
      • 9
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of May 16, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      149
      Trails Mountain Bike
      148
      Trails E-Bike
      147
      Trails Hike
      141
      Trails Trail Running
      140
      Trails Horse
      9
      Total Distance
      96 miles
      Total Descent
      11,141 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,517 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,548 ft
      Reports
      2,884
      Photos
      530
      Ridden Counter
      58,012

      Photos of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Mountain Bike

      trail: Tunnels Road
      6 |
      May 14, 2022 @ 1:23pm
      May 14, 2022
      trail: Puma
      13 |
      Mar 20, 2022 @ 11:01am
      Mar 20, 2022
      33 |
      Feb 26, 2022 @ 4:36pm
      Feb 26, 2022
      9 |
      Feb 26, 2022 @ 4:36pm
      Feb 26, 2022
      trail: Intuit
      67 |
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Aug 9, 2020
      trail: Intuit
      66 |
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Aug 9, 2020
      trail: BD
      453 |
      Jan 2, 2014 @ 3:13pm
      Jan 2, 2014
      | 3 comments
      trail: BD
      196 |
      Dec 9, 2013 @ 8:57pm
      Dec 9, 2013

      Videos of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Mountain Bike

      My Journey of Training in my Dog in Beginner...
      10 | Mar 21, 2022
      OTB step up crash
      209 | Apr 1, 2021
      Los Penasquitos Canyon 'Cobbles'
      trail: Cobbles
      121 | Oct 31, 2020
      What just Happen to Jeff
      0:36 | 118 | Sep 23, 2020
      Learning to go fast
      4:49 | 219 | Dec 3, 2018
      REVIEW: #275plusTrek Fuel EX 9.8 - First Look [HD]
      2:30 | 135 | Dec 12, 2017
      Trek Stache 9 #29plus Review and First Impressions
      trail: Tunnel 4
      11:40 | 231 | Dec 12, 2017
      Cobbles
      trail: Cobbles
      4:27 | 479 | Mar 31, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1891165pfuller412wishlistrouteFun PQ loop
      May 22, 2022 @ 8:19pm
      5 hours
      user #1276561johnpatersonvotetrailGonzales Access Trail and 37 more
      May 22, 2022 @ 2:37pm
      11 hours
      user #1254325pearthebearwishlistrouteTunnels and Ocean Air Loop
      May 22, 2022 @ 12:30pm
      13 hours
      user #2929232RidingJAvotetrailDirty Torrey
      May 22, 2022 @ 11:07am
      15 hours
      user #2929232RidingJAriddentrailDirty Torrey
      May 22, 2022 @ 11:07am
      15 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2982588gkd008trailSide HillI would name this trail Blurry Vision. When...
      May 8, 2022 @ 10:29pm
      May 8, 2022
      user #1288165brianpetrytrailTunnel 4Agree. It's all relative!
      May 2, 2022 @ 2:25pm
      May 2, 2022
      user #2245141infinoahtrailSingletrack Willysome decently sized jumps and it seems that...
      May 2, 2022 @ 10:45am
      May 2, 2022
      user #2468620mattyj2001trailTunnel 4I've never done a climb that I would describe...
      Apr 30, 2022 @ 10:37pm
      Apr 30, 2022
      user #2468620mattyj2001trailLittle BermsI've never been down this run until today and...
      Apr 30, 2022 @ 10:34pm
      Apr 30, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Black Mountain 33 22 35.5 km
      Rose Canyon 25.7 km
      Ted Williams 15 86 km
      Tri-Canyons 10 5 28 km
      Mission Trails Regional Park 20 19 49.5 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike14890 miles10,794 ft39 miles1,516 ft
      #51#215282,8793236,703
      E-Bike14789 miles10,636 ft38 miles1,516 ft
      #22#522,59115982
      Hike14192 miles10,269 ft38 miles1,516 ft
      #31#172,8455458
      Trail Running14092 miles9,987 ft38 miles1,516 ft
      #30#162,8455562
      Horse97 miles427 ft2 miles312 ft
      #234#15956412
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