24.0 miles
991 ft
-992 ft
439 ft
High Point

A loop from PQ Canyon, along the beach, and back.

To ride on the sand, only low tide works. If tide isn't low, you can modify by riding on the roads, or trail along the train tracks (which is not legal).

Two potential beer stops noted: Viewpoint Brewery and New English Brewing. Or, if you're wearing Lycra, join the roadies at a coffee shop.

Detailed Description
A PQ Beach Loop is a 24 mile popular easy route located near San Diego California. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 37 trails. This route climbs 991 ft with a max elevation of 439 ft then descends -992 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
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  • Route Type
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
More Stats for A PQ Beach Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    4 hr 2 min
  • Altitude min
    1 ft
  • Altitude start
    236 ft
  • Altitude end
    233 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    8 miles
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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Gravel and XC Drone footage
Gravel and XC Drone footage
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Oct 17, 2023
riders on our Babymaker and Step through bikes converted for gravel riding

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Apr 13, 2024 @ 8:26am
Apr 13, 2024
Still wet at the bottom and mud from seepage about halfway up
West Rim
Apr 13, 2024 @ 8:26am
Apr 13, 2024
Hurry Home
Apr 13, 2024 @ 8:26am
Apr 13, 2024
Still big puddle at the north end of the trail and deep sand which is difficult to pedal through
Del Mar Flow Trail
Apr 9, 2024 @ 10:57am
Apr 9, 2024
overgrown weeds and bushes.
Coast to Crest - Del Mar Fairgrounds - Horse Park
Mar 30, 2024 @ 9:51am
Mar 30, 2024
Closed from El Camino to usual wash out along horse park
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