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 min358 ft
Altitude max1,004 ft
Altitude start874 ft
Altitude end358 ft
Distance climb1,614 ft
Distance down4,912 ft
Distance flat313 ft
Avg reverse time00:26:04
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Barranca Trail Trail Reports
Oct 4, 2018 @ 1:20pmOct 4, 2018
|Tacky, but it will dry out fast|
Aug 30, 2018 @ 2:31pmAug 30, 2018
|reporter Talcum powder and loose. Still fun. A big snake lives there.|
Aug 22, 2018 @ 10:23amAug 22, 2018
|reporter All the corners are blown up with lots of rock fallen in to the turns. Dusty powder everywhere!|
Mar 26, 2018 @ 12:07pmMar 26, 2018
Mar 25, 2018 @ 1:55pmMar 25, 2018
|Loose rocks in the corners. No mud.|
Routes with this trail
|Figure 8 Route||10 miles|
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