20 miles
Distance
4,034 ft
Climb
-4,034 ft
Descent
1,040 ft
High Point

20 miles and tons of climbing to hit the fun downhills in Rancho La Costa. This route has you do Horned Lizard and Drop Down two times each.

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More Stats for Rancho La Costa All Mountain Loops mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    419 ft
  • Altitude start
    455 ft
  • Altitude end
    455 ft
  • Grade max
    -37.257%
  • Grade min
    25.122%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Whip Tail
      May 24, 2020 @ 11:48am
      May 24, 2020
      Rutted and rocky turns up top easing into better conditions in the lower section. Very dry and some scrabbly sections with tight brush growing near the trail.
      Horned Lizard
      May 12, 2020 @ 10:58am
      May 12, 2020
      S. Copper Creek
      May 12, 2020 @ 10:58am
      May 12, 2020
      Switchbacks
      Dec 10, 2019 @ 3:59pm
      Dec 10, 2019
      Drop Down (NASCAR)
      Dec 10, 2019 @ 3:59pm
      Dec 10, 2019
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