1 miles
Distance
156 ft
Climb
-672 ft
Descent
00:13:38
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Barranca Trail
  • CCCMB
    Maintainer

Barranca Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Montana de Oro State Park
    Los Osos, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Barranca starts from East Boundary with a short climb with several short switchbacks. Beware of poison oak in this section. The top (mile 0.3) provides good views to the South side of Montana de Oro SP.

Right off the top, Barranca begins a steep twisty descent (12-20%). Beware of several blind corners on the upper half of the descent. The trail opens up a bit in the middle third for some great open ridgetop views before a second series of switchbacks. Near the bottom, a wide open traverse ends at a steep rocky drop and two final switchbacks before spitting out onto Islay Creek Road.

Barranca can also be climbed, and its steepness is a good challenge for a full mile.

Barranca handles rain MUCH better than the section of East Boundary that "parallels" Barranca. In the case of recent rain, Barranca is a better option than that section of East Boundary

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Barranca Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -516 ft
  • Altitude min
    358 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,004 ft
  • Altitude start
    874 ft
  • Altitude end
    358 ft
  • Grade max
    -39.175%
  • Grade min
    21.152%
  • Distance climb
    1,614 ft
  • Distance down
    4,912 ft
  • Distance flat
    313 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:04
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Status:
on Mar 26, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to barranca-trail trailhead (35.286420, -120.844550)
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Barranca Trail Trail Reports

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Mar 26, 2018 @ 12:07pm
Mar 26, 2018
Mar 25, 2018 @ 1:55pm
Mar 25, 2018
Loose rocks in the corners. No mud.
Sep 5, 2017 @ 10:38am
Sep 5, 2017
Jul 31, 2017 @ 11:47am
Jul 31, 2017
Some of the upper corners are getting blown out.
Jul 19, 2017 @ 6:10pm
Jul 19, 2017
Fun fun fun
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May 8, 2017 @ 6:18pm
May 8, 2017
Barranca Trail, San Luis Obispo
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May 8, 2017 @ 6:18pm
May 8, 2017
Barranca Trail, San Luis Obispo
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Apr 11, 2017 @ 8:48am
Apr 11, 2017
Barranca Trail, San Luis Obispo
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Nov 18, 2016 @ 5:01pm
Nov 18, 2016
Barranca Trail, San Luis Obispo

Routes with this trail

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Figure 8 Route
10 miles

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