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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
      Parking - Peñasquitos Creek Park google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Multiple entrances.
      Disclaimer:
      PLEASE USE https://www.imba.com/resource/trail-difficulty-rating-system WHEN RATING TRAIL DIFFICULTY
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      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 25
      • 11
      • 51
      • 47
      • 10
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      150
      Trails Mountain Bike
      145
      Trails E-Bike
      144
      Trails Hike
      138
      Trails Trail Running
      137
      Trails Horse
      7
      Total Distance
      84 miles
      Total Descent
      11,618 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,511 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,548 ft
      Reports
      2,367
      Photos
      378
      Ridden Counter
      41,424

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 12 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 38 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 215 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance

      Photos of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Mountain Bike

      trail: Switchbacks
      10 |
      Apr 29, 2021 @ 5:54pm
      Apr 29, 2021
      3 |
      Apr 13, 2021 @ 1:57pm
      Apr 13, 2021
      trail: Little Waimea
      11 |
      Mar 25, 2021 @ 7:48am
      Mar 25, 2021
      22 |
      Mar 25, 2021 @ 7:43am
      Mar 25, 2021
      trail: Intuit
      33 |
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Aug 9, 2020
      trail: Intuit
      33 |
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Aug 9, 2020
      trail: BD
      384 |
      Jan 2, 2014 @ 3:13pm
      Jan 2, 2014
      | 3 comments
      trail: BD
      134 |
      Dec 9, 2013 @ 8:57pm
      Dec 9, 2013

      Videos of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Mountain Bike

      OTB step up crash
      75 | Apr 1, 2021
      Los Penasquitos Canyon 'Cobbles'
      trail: Cobbles
      90 | Oct 31, 2020
      What just Happen to Jeff
      0:36 | 107 | Sep 23, 2020
      Learning to go fast
      4:49 | 206 | Dec 3, 2018
      REVIEW: #275plusTrek Fuel EX 9.8 - First Look [HD]
      2:30 | 126 | Dec 12, 2017
      Trek Stache 9 #29plus Review and First Impressions
      trail: Tunnel 4
      11:40 | 225 | Dec 12, 2017
      Cobbles
      trail: Cobbles
      4:27 | 468 | Mar 31, 2016
      Bowtie Rim
      trail: Bowtie Rim
      2:25 | 266 | Mar 30, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2700118LandonABPMkUriddentrailInTooQuick and 18 more
      May 14, 2021 @ 11:49am
      7 hours
      user #2277382Johnmcd58wishlisttrailSouth Side Trail
      May 14, 2021 @ 9:01am
      10 hours
      user #1370048SkcorsusejaddreportBowtie Rim and 8 more
      May 13, 2021 @ 10:55am
      1 day
      user #1046808EjMatsaddreportSwitchbacks and 3 more
      May 11, 2021 @ 8:48pm
      3 days
      user #2468620mattyj2001addvideoBowtie Rim - Penasquitos Canyon, San Diego
      May 10, 2021 @ 11:48pm
      May 10, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2480251josephtorres84trailTwo BridgesHas a small technical trail .
      May 7, 2021 @ 9:26am
      May 7, 2021
      user #2480251josephtorres84trailTrans County to Northside SingletrackPath is in good condition / for mtb / gravel ....
      May 7, 2021 @ 9:18am
      May 7, 2021
      user #2054275currymtbtrailEucalyptusSteep and fun DH
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 4:35pm
      Apr 5, 2021
      user #1288165brianpetrytrailSide HillI don't think they are actually allowed to...
      Apr 3, 2021 @ 3:29pm
      Apr 3, 2021
      user #2594839ItzSpoonYttrailSide HillJumps are mini but the lips are trash sdmba...
      Apr 3, 2021 @ 11:49am
      Apr 3, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Black Mountain 31 23 25.5 km
      Rose Canyon 25.7 km
      Ted Williams 14 36 km
      Tri-Canyons 7 5 28 km
      Manchester Preserve 38.5 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike14579 miles11,266 ft37 miles1,512 ft
      #61#233782,3632226,517
      E-Bike14479 miles11,266 ft37 miles1,512 ft
      #23#62,0729394
      Hike13881 miles10,748 ft36 miles1,512 ft
      #42#212,3282302
      Trail Running13780 miles10,463 ft36 miles1,512 ft
      #42#212,3282280
      Horse77 miles427 ft2 miles312 ft
      #9225602
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