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      A small area but packed with excellent trails and a great mix of easy to moderate to advanced. The best trails are found on the south slope of the mountain and can easily be ridden as a series of up-down loops. It's worth a trip to the eastern margin to ride S. Copper Creek so you can see the old copper mine remains as well as a small waterfall and riparian vegetation along the creek. Both are rarities in San Diego.
      Leashed dogs allowed except on Copper Creek Trail

      Ebikes are not allowed at Rancho La Costa Preserve
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Land Manager: Center for Natural Lands Management
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      Region Details
      • 22
      • 3
      • 11
      • 8
      • 3
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Mar 10, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      48
      Trails Mountain Bike
      48
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Horse
      4
      Trails Hike
      47
      Trails Trail Running
      47
      Total Distance
      24 miles
      Total Descent
      4,709 ft
      Total Vertical
      767 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,047 ft
      Reports
      469
      Photos
      446
      Ridden Counter
      10,813

      Photos of Rancho La Costa Preserve Mountain Bike

      17 |
      Mar 25, 2024 @ 4:31pm
      Mar 25, 2024
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      Mar 25, 2024 @ 4:31pm
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      11 |
      Mar 25, 2024 @ 4:31pm
      Mar 25, 2024
      11 |
      Mar 25, 2024 @ 4:29pm
      Mar 25, 2024
      29 |
      Jun 13, 2020 @ 7:50pm
      Jun 13, 2020
      76 |
      Oct 17, 2016 @ 5:43pm
      Oct 17, 2016
      86 |
      Sep 16, 2016 @ 12:11pm
      Sep 16, 2016
      77 |
      Sep 16, 2016 @ 12:11pm
      Sep 16, 2016

      Videos of Rancho La Costa Preserve Mountain Bike

      The rock roll
      114 | Nov 18, 2020
      Progression edit
      111 | Nov 14, 2020
      6-9-18 Dropdown/Nascar
      3:48 | 605 | Jun 10, 2018
      6/18/16 Nascar
      4:07 | 561 | Jun 18, 2016
      La Costa Switchbacks
      11:33 | 128 | May 20, 2016
      Bryce drop to step up
      0:22 | 81 | Oct 11, 2015
      Horned Lizard - La Costa
      11:47 | 269 | Mar 13, 2015
      tackling bushes
      0:31 | 756 | Mar 5, 2015

      Recent Trail Reports

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      MasonZxw1Wariddentrailactivity #53240540
      May 27, 2024 @ 10:56am
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      May 25, 2024 @ 10:35pm
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      May 21, 2024 @ 9:49pm
      May 21, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      DZigtrailHorned LizardHow about just mountain bikers? Haters are...
      Jan 27, 2024 @ 7:45pm
      Jan 27, 2024
      bkesrfsnwtrailHorned LizardLots and lots of e-bikes. Illiterate or entitled?
      Nov 13, 2023 @ 2:26pm
      Nov 13, 2023
      dtdanielstrailHorned LizardLots of fun! Less uphill than Whiptail and in...
      Nov 1, 2023 @ 9:51pm
      Nov 1, 2023
      dtdanielstrailWhip TailFun downhill ride with a few punchy climbs....
      Oct 31, 2023 @ 4:01pm
      Oct 31, 2023
      dtdanielstrailSwitchbacksUnfortunately I rode this uphill thinking it...
      Oct 31, 2023 @ 3:59pm
      Oct 31, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      San Elijo Hills 11 91.7 km
      Yellow Truck 11.7 km
      Encinitas Ranch Pathways and Trails 2 43.9 km
      Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve 4 11 34.3 km
      Buena Creek Park 9 15.1 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4824 miles4,708 ft11 miles768 ft
      #948#502441469711,624
      E-Bike32 miles433 ft3,514 ft404 ft
      384697
      Horse42 miles259 ft4,390 ft194 ft
      181
      Hike4723 miles4,465 ft11 miles768 ft
      #721#45354671,469
      Trail Running4723 miles4,465 ft11 miles768 ft
      #724#450467261
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