11.7 miles
Distance
1,630 ft
Climb
-3,664 ft
Descent
2,493 ft
High Point

A great route for very advanced riders wanting to see the best descents San Luis Obispo has to offer. Not quite as long as Ultimate Ridge Shuttle Route, but this one still has the gnarliest and steepest trails out there. Route can be extended easily by either pedaling up from town instead of being shuttled, adding additional laps in The Eucs, etc. This route has some seriously gnarly descents, be aware.

Detailed Description
Best of West Cuesta Ridge (Advanced Route) is a 12 mile popular extreme route located near West Cuesta Ridge California. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 35 trails. This route climbs 1,630 ft with a max elevation of 2,493 ft then descends -3,664 ft.
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10 Reviews & Comments

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Mattsr36 (Nov 21, 2022 at 14:32)
Trail Pin It 2!
Cal Poly has this section closed
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arboltree (Oct 9, 2021 at 16:42)
The bottom portion is closed from where the trail meets Pin It.
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ZFury (Feb 8, 2021 at 18:55)
Trail Pin It 2!
Let er rip and deathgrip for maximum send. Don’t worry about braking until you reach the bushes at the bottom.
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ZFury (Feb 8, 2021 at 18:53)
Trail Creekside
Fun trail but pretty high consequence if you fall. Two quick but tough rock sections that you should know the right line on. (Only hazardous for weenies)
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DG125Racer (Dec 6, 2019 at 21:16)
Trail Chrome
Great descent. However, climbing back out Seeley made it more trouble than it's worth IMHO.
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DG125Racer (Dec 6, 2019 at 21:16)
Trail Chrome
Great descent. However, climbing back out Seeley made it more trouble than it's worth IMHO.
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R61988 (Aug 22, 2019 at 9:27)
Dry rocky with big rocks. Nice a technical, but still doable.
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Bobtheguy (May 24, 2018 at 12:27)
My favorite trail on the ridge
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mustwarnorcas (Sep 24, 2017 at 13:43)
HAHA this trail scared me on my hardtail
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  • + 1
Rbzed25 (May 12, 2019 at 15:17)
Lol!
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Best of West Cuesta Ridge (Advanced Route) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,033 ft
  • Altitude min
    381 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,415 ft
  • Altitude end
    381 ft
  • Grade
    -3.3%
  • Grade max
    -76.7%
  • Grade min
    46.8%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,711 ft
Avg: 5 (5 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Poly Canyon Road
Feb 2, 2023 @ 3:25pm
16 mins
Section washed out by Brizziolara Creek right after the end of Pin-It, some slopes are extremely muddy
Elevator
Jan 22, 2023 @ 4:57pm
Jan 22, 2023
Too muddy to ride without damaging the trails.
Stenner Flow
Dec 5, 2022 @ 5:23pm
Dec 5, 2022
needs more time to dry
Pin It 2!
Nov 21, 2022 @ 2:33pm
Nov 21, 2022
Cal Poly has this section closed
Jailbreak - The Eucs
Nov 12, 2022 @ 6:01pm
Nov 12, 2022
big puddle after the last berm
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