5 miles
Distance
781 ft
Climb
-524 ft
Descent
00:38:10
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Big Laguna Trail

Big Laguna Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Laguna Mountain Recreation Area
    descanso, California
  • Ref Number
    #5e06
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #36829 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Big Laguna Trail is a 10 mile loop trail located near Cuyamaca, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Big Laguna Trail is one of SD county best from a recreational point of view. It is a beautiful trail rounding the perimeter of Laguna Meadow, and Big Laguna Lake. Its great for a moderate work-out ride. The trail doesn't gain much in elevation but makes up for it in such a beautiful and enjoyable ride.

Access Info

You can start at the Penny Pines parking area, mile 27.3 on Sunrise Highway, about four miles north of the village of Mount Laguna. Whether you park here or at any other spot along Sunrise Highway, you’ll need to post a National Forest Adventure Pass on your parked car. And don’t forget to take plenty of drinking water.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Big Laguna Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    257 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,424 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,795 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,440 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,696 ft
  • Grade
    0.943%
  • Grade max
    -21.431%
  • Grade min
    27.443%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,469 ft
  • Avg time
    00:38:10
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on Aug 3, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Big Laguna Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 3, 2018 @ 1:59pm
      Aug 3, 2018
      Mar 6, 2018 @ 2:50pm
      Mar 6, 2018
      Still too wet in some areas of the trail
      Jan 27, 2018 @ 9:57pm
      Jan 27, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 30 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 34 rides
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      15 |
      Jan 29, 2019 @ 8:18pm
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      Oct 22, 2017 @ 9:29pm
      Oct 22, 2017
      72 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 9:29pm
      Oct 22, 2017
      38 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 9:29pm
      Oct 22, 2017

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      Videos

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      Having A Blast at Mount Laguna
      15:06 | 119 | Oct 20, 2018 , descanso
      Learning to jump the small jumps
      0:15 | 34 | Dec 3, 2018 , descanso
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