1 miles
156 ft
-672 ft
Avg time
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Barranca Trail Details

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

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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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,614 ft
  • Distance down
    4,912 ft
  • Distance flat
    313 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 5, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Barranca Trail Trail Reports


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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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Jul 24, 2016 @ 12:04am
Jul 24, 2016
Barranca Trail, Reno

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