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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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag eirwik (Mar 25, 2019 at 19:45)
 has anyone recently done this? how is it?
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
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  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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