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Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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  • Uphill Primary
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Trail Popularity ?
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Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
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      Trails in Santa Margarita Lake Regional Park can be accessed from two main pay-parking areas. Trails accessed from the western parking area through the main entrance are meandering, easy to moderate, singletrack with shade and lake views. Trails accessed from the eastern parking area off of River Road vary from moderate to strenuous singletrack and doubletrack.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Santa Margarita
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
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      Region Details
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      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 9, 2021

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      10
      Trails Mountain Bike
      10
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      10
      Trails Trail Running
      10
      Trails Horse
      1
      Total Distance
      26 miles
      Total Descent
      7,570 ft
      Total Vertical
      805 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,112 ft
      Reports
      10
      Photos
      71
      Ridden Counter
      128

      Popular Santa Margarita Lake Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 0 rides

      Photos of Santa Margarita Lake Mountain Bike

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      Sep 18, 2021 @ 6:07pm
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      Sep 18, 2021 @ 11:38am
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      Sep 18, 2021

      Videos of Santa Margarita Lake Mountain Bike

      GoPro HD Hero-Rocky Trail
      3:47 | 609 | Mar 17, 2011
      Knapps Castle
      8:46 | 507 | Nov 1, 2009
      Humble Pie Served on the Falcon Trail
      13:24 | 313 | Apr 16, 2020 , My City

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Sapwi Trail
      Jun 12, 2020 @ 4:38pm
      Jun 12, 2020
      DryJonasty0721Very dry and slippery should be a green trail
      Falcon Trail
      Jun 7, 2020 @ 8:29am
      Jun 7, 2020
      DryAjdenogeanClimb is loose and technical right now...
      Grey Pine Loop
      Nov 13, 2019 @ 3:01pm
      Nov 13, 2019
      Very Dryjoynt1Dusty.
      Grey Pine Trail
      Nov 13, 2019 @ 3:01pm
      Nov 13, 2019
      Very Dryjoynt1Dusty, did see some poison oak..
      Blinn Ranch Trail
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 5:01pm
      Aug 25, 2019
      Dryfortyonethirty2This is mainly a dirt road. The hills are...
      Rinc Lower Traverse
      Apr 30, 2018 @ 5:57pm
      Apr 30, 2018
      DryCatButtTrails here are loose, dry and overgrown....

      Activity Feed

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      user #183405stoker1223addphoto in Encinitas, California, United States and 1 more
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 6:07pm
      Sep 18, 2021
      user #183405stoker1223riddentrailGrey Pine Loop and 2 more
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 11:24am
      Sep 18, 2021
      user #183405stoker1223addphoto in Encinitas, California, United States and 43 more
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 11:19am
      Sep 18, 2021
      user #2799227CALlivingwishlisttrailBlinn Ranch Trail
      Aug 13, 2021 @ 9:02pm
      Aug 13, 2021
      user #2690760harrisonPFVeSYriddentrailBlinn Ranch Trail
      May 4, 2021 @ 10:12pm
      May 4, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #1612144fortyonethirty2trailBlinn Ranch TrailThis is mainly a dirt road. The hills are...
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 4:55pm
      Aug 25, 2019

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      namedistance
      Rinconada/Hi Mountain 13 114.8 km
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      Pozo 1 1 27.7 km
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      Lopez Lake 1 11 28.4 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1026 miles7,569 ft13 miles804 ft
      #5,626#2,4227110113
      E-Bike11 mile358 ft2,612 ft266 ft
      52
      Hike1026 miles7,569 ft13 miles804 ft
      #4,836#2,26999
      Trail Running1026 miles7,569 ft13 miles804 ft
      #4,838#2,26792
      Horse11 mile358 ft2,612 ft266 ft
      2
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