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      While San Diego is considered by many riders to be more mellow than other trails in California, it certainly has something for everyone. Most riding areas in San Diego are a combination of singletrack and fireroads to provide connectivity. Head to Penasqutios Canyon and you'll find a variety of trails that are good for beginner and intermediate riders. Head to Black Mountain if you like the more rocky, technical trails with healthy dose of elevation, and go to Lake Hodges (San Dieguito River Park) if you're into a mix of the aforementioned riding areas. A little over an hour from downtown San Diego will get you to the Cleveland National Forest, featuring Noble Canyon, one of SoCal's best downhill trails. Cuyamaca State Park also offers some awesome singletrack and vistas as well
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      Region Details
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      • 27
      • 155
      • 156
      • 25
      • 2
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of May 15, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      446
      Trails Mountain Bike
      433
      Trails E-Bike
      225
      Trails Hike
      436
      Trails Trail Running
      434
      Trails Horse
      15
      Total Distance
      306 miles
      Total Descent
      37,716 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,576 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,582 ft
      Reports
      5,013
      Photos
      1,305
      Ridden Counter
      104,452
      Sub Regions

      Photos of San Diego Mountain Bike

      5 |
      Jun 14, 2022 @ 7:42pm
      Jun 14, 2022
      3 |
      Jun 14, 2022 @ 7:41pm
      Jun 14, 2022
      trail: Intuit
      70 |
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Aug 9, 2020
      trail: Intuit
      70 |
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Aug 9, 2020
      378 |
      Mar 14, 2020 @ 7:33pm
      Mar 14, 2020
      trail: Black Widow
      704 |
      Nov 23, 2019 @ 12:11pm
      Nov 23, 2019
      trail: BD
      458 |
      Jan 2, 2014 @ 3:13pm
      Jan 2, 2014
      | 3 comments
      trail: BD
      200 |
      Dec 9, 2013 @ 8:57pm
      Dec 9, 2013

      Videos of San Diego Mountain Bike

      My Journey of Training in my Dog in Beginner...
      18 | Mar 21, 2022
      Gardena Trail
      54 | Jan 7, 2022
      Santee
      61 | Apr 5, 2021
      OTB step up crash
      210 | Apr 1, 2021
      E Ticket ATTACK of the Tarantula
      33 | Jan 16, 2021
      Los Penasquitos Canyon 'Cobbles'
      trail: Cobbles
      122 | Oct 31, 2020
      What just Happen to Jeff
      0:36 | 118 | Sep 23, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Tunnel 4
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 12:30pm
      2 days
      Idealbike4usE-Bike Please watch for any horse traffic and...
      Wagon Wheel Crossing
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 5:11pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      DryPedronorapido
      SD Zoo Downhill
      Jun 2, 2022 @ 11:11am
      Jun 2, 2022
      Very Dryridetime4Overgrown vegetation Cactus will reach...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #3078360VidalArroyohlmwishlistrouteBlack Mountain: Santa Luz, Miners, Lilac & Ahwee
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 4:34pm
      23 mins
      user #1288165brianpetrylikereportTunnel 4
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 12:25pm
      5 hours
      user #1288536Momoney92wishlistrouteBlack Mtn 8 Mile Loop
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 10:44am
      6 hours
      user #1288165brianpetryaddreportEast Tunnel Escape
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 8:58am
      8 hours
      user #1288165brianpetryaddtrailEast Tunnel Escape
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 8:55am
      8 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1288165brianpetryreportTunnel 4If you have any info, please contact SDMBA...
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 12:25pm
      5 hours
      user #29487ev-dogtrailSeptember Street TrailThis is called September Street Trail.
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 9:01pm
      2 days
      user #29487ev-dogtrailKeller Canyon TrailKeller Canyon Trail
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 8:59pm
      2 days
      user #2552771Miggi23trailMesa TrailMTB Trail review has an older video '18 going...
      Jun 28, 2022 @ 9:03pm
      3 days
      user #2639503SolarEclipsetrailBig Rock TrailMust say, this trail can be a bit savage. Many...
      Jun 27, 2022 @ 7:51am
      Jun 27, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike433292 miles36,759 ft122 miles1,555 ft
      #34#141,2885,0076095,591
      E-Bike225178 miles19,879 ft74 miles1,549 ft
      #18#6144,477232,777
      Hike436301 miles36,742 ft123 miles1,578 ft
      #25#1334,96493,276
      Trail Running434300 miles36,460 ft122 miles1,578 ft
      #25#134,96382,082
      Horse1513 miles866 ft4 miles1,017 ft
      #129#9385624
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