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
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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Full UNCUT Cobbles DH aMTB
Full UNCUT Cobbles DH aMTB
trail: Cobbles
5:23 | 56 | comments: 0 | favs:
Aug 10, 2018
Tunnels #4 singletrack | PQ Trail, San Diego...
Tunnels #4 singletrack | PQ Trail, San Diego MTB POV
trail: Tunnel 4
4:33 | 106 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jun 29, 2018
Surfing Down Big Waimea
Surfing Down Big Waimea
trail: Big Waimea
2:49 | 159 | comments: 0 | favs:
May 30, 2018

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Tunnel 4
Nov 14, 2018 @ 8:14pm
17 hours
Watch out for low trees throughout the trail
West Deer Canyon
Nov 9, 2018 @ 6:00am
Nov 9, 2018
No longer private land. "They" should take down the sign.
Cobbles
Oct 24, 2018 @ 6:47am
Oct 24, 2018
Two Bridges
Oct 21, 2018 @ 1:28pm
Oct 21, 2018
Quick(en) Business
Aug 16, 2018 @ 6:59pm
Aug 16, 2018
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