24 miles
Distance
3,815 ft
Climb
-3,811 ft
Descent
1,951 ft
High Point

Ride at your own risk, and within your means! And wear your freggin helmet! (Kali Protectives recommended!)

Starting in downtown SLO (Pepper Street has unlimited parking free) and heading North on Monterey, you will merge onto the 101 highway and climb the shoulder for 2.5 miles before veering off the right side exit that is marked with a big "Bike Path" sign. This will run you under the 101 to the West side of the freeway and onto Stagecoach Road. Turning into gravel almost immediately, you will climb another mile of light to moderate grade before you hit the serious grades. Then, at the 6 mile mark or so, you will arrive at the paved road and parking turnout from the 101 onto TV Tower road. Continue on this paved climb for another mile and you will come to a fork in the road, taking the left side to a gate. Continue down the trail until you come to the loose gravel fork and continue West into the descent of Shooters. Hang on and have fun! When you get to the bottom of this loose, windy and fast trail, you can enjoy some runs in the Eucs! This is skill park area, with jumps, berms and wooden walls/bridges to have fun on.

Continue down the Stenner Flow or Elevator Trails to the Railroad tracks. Once here, you have the option to continue West for a shorter ride down Stenner Creek, or turn left and gain some miles and views along the railroad tracks back to the Stagecoach Trail...you will have to take the trail back when you run out of a path on the East side of the ridge.

Have fun, keep the rubber side down!

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Cuesta Ridge Loop with RailRoad Exstension mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    234 ft
  • Altitude start
    244 ft
  • Altitude end
    248 ft
  • Grade
    0.003%
  • Grade max
    -37.695%
  • Grade min
    47.271%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
TV Tower Road
Sep 7, 2018 @ 12:15pm
Sep 7, 2018
Please no campfires on West Cuesta Ridge or anywhere in the Los Padres National Forest!
Shooters
Aug 24, 2018 @ 12:14pm
Aug 24, 2018
Flying Ewok-The Eucs
Jul 22, 2018 @ 11:44am
Jul 22, 2018
Good condition
Red Dog
Jul 22, 2018 @ 11:41am
Jul 22, 2018
Dry and narrow with tall grass and a little rutted in area
Roller Coasters
Jun 2, 2018 @ 6:06pm
Jun 2, 2018
Very overgrown, washed out, and honestly not a good way to route your rides. Unless you for some reason specifically want to ride this trail, you should avoid it as either a climb or a descnet
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