1 miles
Distance
156 ft
Climb
-672 ft
Descent
00:13:48
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Barranca Trail
  • CCCMB
    Maintainer

Barranca Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #25727 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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
    00:13:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:41
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Status:
on Jan 19, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
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      Barranca Trail Trail Reports

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      Jan 19, 2020 @ 6:06pm
      Jan 19, 2020
      Chunky. Tread is eroded revealing plentiful rocks...not a bad thing! Great sight lines from recent brush work.
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 9:48pm
      Oct 18, 2019
      Has been brushed nicely. Just the typical loose, shale in the turns. Recent equestrian rides have turned it up even more.
      May 20, 2019 @ 10:25am
      May 20, 2019
      Overgrown and in need of brushing.
      Mar 28, 2019 @ 12:16pm
      Mar 28, 2019
      Excellent riding condition after light rain last night
      Mar 10, 2019 @ 12:55pm
      Mar 10, 2019
      About 1/3 of the way down one of the way down a switch back has some holes in it from the heavy rains.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 166 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 600 rides
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      Photos

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      50 |
      Nov 24, 2018 @ 1:37pm
      Nov 24, 2018
      49 |
      May 8, 2017 @ 6:18pm
      May 8, 2017
      77 |
      May 8, 2017 @ 6:18pm
      May 8, 2017
      93 |
      Nov 18, 2016 @ 5:01pm
      Nov 18, 2016

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Websterminator (Mar 11, 2019 at 19:17)
       Love it!
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