1 miles
Distance
156 ft
Climb
-672 ft
Descent
00:13:45
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
    #25727 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 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
    00:13:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:04
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Status:
on Nov 24, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to barranca-trail trailhead (35.286420, -120.844550)
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Barranca Trail Trail Reports

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Nov 24, 2018 @ 1:40pm
Nov 24, 2018
Unbelievable after the rain
Nov 9, 2018 @ 5:00pm
Nov 9, 2018
Nov 2, 2018 @ 4:57pm
Nov 2, 2018
reporter **WARNING** An active Yellow Jacket hive has been found near the top portion of Barranca, presumably on the climb up just below the bench. It has...
Oct 4, 2018 @ 1:20pm
Oct 4, 2018
Tacky, but it will dry out fast
Aug 30, 2018 @ 2:31pm
Aug 30, 2018
reporter Talcum powder and loose. Still fun. A big snake lives there.
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Nov 24, 2018 @ 1:37pm
Nov 24, 2018
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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May 8, 2017 @ 6:18pm
May 8, 2017
Barranca Trail, San Luis Obispo
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Nov 18, 2016 @ 5:01pm
Nov 18, 2016
Barranca Trail, San Luis Obispo

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