12.1 miles
Distance
1,478 ft
Climb
-3,600 ft
Descent
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.

Detailed Description
Best of West Cuesta Ridge (Intermediate Route) is a 12 mile popular intermediate route located near West Cuesta Ridge 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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8 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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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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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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Rbzed25 (May 12, 2019 at 15:17)
Lol!
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Best of West Cuesta Ridge (Intermediate Route) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,123 ft
  • Altitude min
    366 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,496 ft
  • Altitude end
    374 ft
  • Grade
    -3.3%
  • Grade max
    -77.7%
  • Grade min
    42.2%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,049 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Jailbreak - The Eucs
Feb 3, 2023 @ 7:14am
18 hours
All dry except one mud puddle near last set of jumps
Elevator
Feb 3, 2023 @ 7:12am
18 hours
One muddy spot near the first drop
Poly Canyon Road
Feb 2, 2023 @ 3:25pm
1 day
Section washed out by Brizziolara Creek right after the end of Pin-It, some slopes are extremely muddy
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
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