24.0 miles
Distance
991 ft
Climb
-992 ft
Descent
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.

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2 Reviews & Comments

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eirwik (Mar 25, 2019 at 19:45)
 has anyone recently done this? how is it?
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MrGrenadeMcBoom (Jul 19, 2020 at 17:16)
 Rode most of this route today (19July). I did it on my Cyclocross bike with 38c Panaracers. Due to my choice of bikes I avoided Eucalyptus by staying on the fire road and also bypassed West Rim and Hurry home and added about a mile and come change by taking the Santa Monica Ridge double track. All the trails and route before and after that were very doable on a cyclocross/gravel bike with minimal hike-a-bike that was on me more than the bike.
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  • 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 min
    1 ft
  • Altitude start
    236 ft
  • Altitude end
    233 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -42.4%
  • Grade min
    34.1%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    8 miles
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Powerline
Oct 16, 2021 @ 1:15pm
1 day
Some rain ruts near bottom but easy to pick a good line as you climb because why would you go down this thing? The Schlitz and Cobbles are right there for Pete’s sake.
Two Bridges
Oct 11, 2021 @ 10:02am
Oct 11, 2021
Switchbacks
Sep 28, 2021 @ 4:47pm
Sep 28, 2021
North Side Trail - Far West
Sep 25, 2021 @ 7:19am
Sep 25, 2021
Del Mar Flow Trail
Sep 22, 2021 @ 5:24pm
Sep 22, 2021
This is a very fun trail offering a fairly easy ride. I rank this as beginner through low intermediate friendly.
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