8.5 miles
227 ft
-228 ft
111 ft
High Point

Official Route of the Ride On Mountain Biking Challenge presented by the County of San Diego

This tour of Otay Valley is suitable for beginning mountain bikers

The route begins at the Rios Street Staging AreaMAP LINK and heads westward to explore the ponds and other features of the valley. The westward end of the trail is at the west end of main which can connect to the Bayshore Bikeway for future exploration. On this route, riders will return back eastward through the valley exploring other sections of wide dirt and gravel pathways with some singletrack. Towards the end of the loop, riders will have a change to try their skills at the Greg Cox Bike Park before returning to the Rios Street Staging Area.

Otay Valley Regional Park (OVRP) is a multi-jurisdictional planning effort by the County of San Diego and the cities of San Diego and Chula Vista. Currently, the park offers passive recreational areas including 8.3 miles of non-motorized, multi-use trails, extending from the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge to I-805 and a Ranger Station located at 2155 Beyer Boulevard. Also featured are seven staging areas, seven ponds and birdwatching opportunities. Future plans will have trails connecting eastward to Lower Otay Reservoir.

Support restoration efforts by following the signs and staying on designated paths. The park and refuge areas are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Always allow at least 48 hours after last rain fall for trails to dry before heading out for your ride. Always practice trail courtesy - Share and Be Aware!

Detailed Description
Otay Valley Loop is a 8 mile moderately popular easy route located near Chula Vista California. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 227 ft with a max elevation of 111 ft then descends -228 ft.
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More Stats for Otay Valley Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    13 ft
  • Altitude start
    103 ft
  • Altitude end
    102 ft
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  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Le May Pond
Mar 23, 2019 @ 10:42am
Mar 23, 2019
Pond Loop (OVRP)
Oct 27, 2018 @ 8:02am
Oct 27, 2018
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