11.7 miles
1,630 ft
-3,664 ft
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 San Luis Obispo 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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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Best of West Cuesta Ridge (Advanced Route) mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    4 hr 59 min
  • Altitude change
    -2,033 ft
  • Altitude min
    381 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,415 ft
  • Altitude end
    381 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,711 ft
Avg: 5 (5 votes)
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