12 miles
Distance
1,910 ft
Climb
-4,003 ft
Descent
2,494 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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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Best of West Cuesta Ridge (Intermediate Route) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,093 ft
  • Altitude min
    378 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,476 ft
  • Altitude end
    383 ft
  • Grade
    -3.288%
  • Grade max
    -33.755%
  • Grade min
    32.409%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,808 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Poly Canyon Road
      Jun 2, 2020 @ 8:43am
      6 hours
      TV Tower Road
      May 1, 2020 @ 7:53am
      May 1, 2020
      Morning Glory
      May 1, 2020 @ 7:53am
      May 1, 2020
      Very rocky and loose but definitely ridable.
      Botanical
      May 1, 2020 @ 7:53am
      May 1, 2020
      Very rocky and loose but definitely ridable.
      Red Dog
      Mar 30, 2020 @ 7:22am
      Mar 30, 2020
      With cows roaming the area, The trail has been beat up pretty badly. and was difficult to ride on with my hardtail. Very muddy sections as well after rain.
      more reports »
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