24 miles
Distance
2,848 ft
Climb
-2,849 ft
Descent
439 ft
High Point

This route through Los Penasquitos Canyon and Del Mar Mesa hits some of the most popular trails in the area (Tunnel 4, Tunnel 1, Deer Canyon, Switchbacks, Sh*ts, Appendix, Cobbles, Waimea and Crabs).

Parking and trail head are at Penasquitos Creek Park across from the elementary school.

The black-diamond trails (Big Waimea/Red Diamond) and Crabs can be skipped by beginners or lower intermediate riders.

Note: The West Deer Canyon trail crosses private land. Check the trail reports for status for that and other trails.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Los Penasquitos and Del Mar Mesa Intro Tour mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    42 ft
  • Altitude start
    237 ft
  • Altitude end
    237 ft
  • Grade max
    -33.381%
  • Grade min
    34.776%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Tunnels #4 singletrack | PQ Trail, San Diego...
Tunnels #4 singletrack | PQ Trail, San Diego MTB POV
trail: Tunnel 4
4:33 | 14 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jun 29, 2018
Surfing Down Big Waimea
Surfing Down Big Waimea
trail: Big Waimea
2:49 | 44 | comments: 0 | favs:
May 30, 2018
A Quick Penasquitos Canyon Ride
A Quick Penasquitos Canyon Ride
trail: Tunnel 4
2:23 | 57 | comments: 0 | favs:
Apr 29, 2018

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Tunnel 4
Jul 15, 2018 @ 7:09am
2 days
Cobbles
Jul 15, 2018 @ 7:09am
2 days
Bowtie Rim
Jul 15, 2018 @ 7:09am
2 days
The Appendix
Jul 15, 2018 @ 7:09am
2 days
PQ Creek Park Access
Jul 15, 2018 @ 7:09am
2 days
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