12.1 miles
1,478 ft
-3,600 ft
2,498 ft
High Point

Best trails on West Cuesta Ridge for an "intermediate" rider. Slightly more challenging than most of the trails in town, but this route still skips over the really gnarly stuff up there, perfect for an improving intermediate rider. The big descents on this route are Botanical (high speed and loose), Morning Glory (technical singletrack), and Shooters (relatively high speed singletrack, less rocky/difficult than all the other "big" descents on The Ridge). This route can be extended by pedaling up from town instead of being shuttled, adding additional laps in The Eucs, or just exploring the other sweet trails out there.

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Best of West Cuesta Ridge (Intermediate Route) is a 12 mile popular intermediate route located near San Luis Obispo California. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 37 trails. This route climbs 1,478 ft with a max elevation of 2,498 ft then descends -3,600 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
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  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
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More Stats for Best of West Cuesta Ridge (Intermediate Route) mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    4 hr 22 min
  • Altitude change
    -2,123 ft
  • Altitude min
    366 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,496 ft
  • Altitude end
    374 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,049 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Mar 17, 2024 @ 5:58pm
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