8.0 miles
Distance
834 ft
Climb
-834 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

This is the classic loop out at the White Ridge (or White Mesa) trails near San Ysidro. Starting at the parking lot, this clockwise loop follows the famous Dragons Back and skips the hike-a-bike, utilizing the lower double-track to connect to the central singletrack.

The climb starts along 'The Springs'--a series of standing springs seeping from the rock--and continues past a series of stinking, sulfurous sinkholes.

After a short jaunt on the doubletrack, the trail meanders through a series of optional bumps, drops and woops in a moonlike landscape. The remainder of the route continues a series of short punchy climbs and rocky descents up and down a series of times before a ripping fast descent back to the parking lot.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    24
More Stats for Dragon Slayer Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,539 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,835 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,837 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -52.1%
  • Grade min
    30.4%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Dragons Back
May 28, 2021 @ 9:07am
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