24 miles
Distance
1,450 ft
Climb
-1,451 ft
Descent
440 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.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for A PQ Beach Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude start
    237 ft
  • Altitude end
    237 ft
  • Grade max
    -29.806%
  • Grade min
    21.301%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Trail transparency
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      Adaptive MTB - PQ Canyon - Eucalyptus DH - Palacio Drop
      trail: Eucalyptus
      13:04 | 18 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Feb 1, 2019
      Preview of 56 Jump Line and Underworld
      Preview of 56 Jump Line and Underworld
      trail: Underworld
      4:10 | 75 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Oct 12, 2015
      Jonah showing me a new jump line and a new trail
      Powerline top half
      Powerline top half
      trail: Powerline
      2:08 | 254 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
      Mar 4, 2012
      go pro dies half or more down the trail. felt like the fastest run for me of the day

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      North Side Trail - Far West
      Mar 18, 2019 @ 10:08am
      22 hours
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail about a quarter mile west of Wagon Wheel. At the crest of one of the small creek crossings, so watch out.
      Two Bridges
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 12:56pm
      2 days
      This section is all dry. Previous report was probably about other sections of North side trail.
      North Side Trail - West
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 12:56pm
      2 days
      A couple mud sections which are drying quickly. Calling it "dry."
      Powerline
      Mar 16, 2019 @ 1:50pm
      3 days
      Switchbacks
      Mar 16, 2019 @ 1:50pm
      3 days
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