2 miles
Distance
559 ft
Climb
-65 ft
Descent
645 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Canyon View Trail

Canyon View Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Montana de Oro State Park
    Los Osos, California
  • AKA
    Canyon View Connector
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, CX, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • Land Manager

The Canyon View Trail is MdO's newest connector trail. After an approximately 2.5 year process from inception, it was opened to public multi-use on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Designed and built by CCCMB.org volunteers teamed with a machine operator from CA State Parks, a first for State Parks, actual construction began on Jan 7, 2019 and took a total of 18 very long and hard days of machine and hand crew work that were delayed and interspersed with some very significant rain events for this region of California. Thanks to sustainable design practices, the trail weathered these events exceptionally well which should be testament to the success of fun, sustainable, and low maintenance multi-use trails for many, many years to come.

The trail has 11 bermed, insloping, expanding radius switchbacks with connecting segments each containing many grade reversals which provide a generally flowy trail experience. Sight lines are very long throughout most of the trail but there are a few restricted sight locations that should be ridden cautiously as this is a two-direction, multi-use trail like all the rest in the park.

Soil conditions vary from top to bottom with the top being a very shale-like soil with little binder which is consistent through much of the upper 2/3rds of the trail and transitions to a soil composition that holds water a bit longer and has a tendency to get a bit slimy when wet on the lower 1/3rd of the trail as one gets closer to the Islay Creek road and the creek itself.

Chunky rock is present throughout the entire trail tread and as tread wear increases by users, more areas will likely become a bit more technical and chunky over time.

**Word of CAUTION**

Take note of the 'Point of Interest' on the map titled "Urushiol Highway" and then have a look at some of the photos linked to this trail. That area, though clear cut now, was solid Poison Oak and virtually every exposed root and shoot coming through the soil on that short, northern exposure, is Poison Oak! There's no reason to crash here but this is NOT the place you want to stop and loiter if you're the least bit sensitive to PO.

Access Info

Top intersection is with Hazard Peak Trail and the bottom intersection is with Islay Creek Road and is sligghtly offset from the trail head at Reservoir Flats Trail.

Disclaimer

Take special note of 'Point of Interest' "Urushiol Highway" as this is a heavy Poison Oak location but is well cleared at the present.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Canyon View bike trail
  • Altitude change
    494 ft
  • Altitude min
    151 ft
  • Altitude start
    151 ft
  • Altitude end
    645 ft
  • Grade
    4.265%
  • Grade max
    -16.758%
  • Grade min
    27.16%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,776 ft
  • Distance flat
    964 ft
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Status:
on Feb 21, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 3.5 (6 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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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Canyon View Trail Reports

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      Feb 21, 2020 @ 9:14pm
      19 hours
      reporter This is one of the best built trails in the park. Even though there has been little rain, it is not dusty, and even when it does rain, it does...
      Dec 20, 2019 @ 9:21am
      Dec 20, 2019
      such a well built trail and perfect yesterday, the views are amazing!
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 9:51pm
      Oct 18, 2019
      Still the widest trail in MDO. Some of the off camber/ out sloping turns are loosening up. Be mindful of those and blind corners. Otherwise...
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 8:51am
      Sep 2, 2019
      Super dusty trail that is narrower each time I ride it. Sage brush is creeping in!
      Jun 6, 2019 @ 6:59pm
      Jun 6, 2019
      The sage bushes are slowly creeping in, needs work like rest of MdO
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 17 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 291 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Photos

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      May 20, 2019 @ 11:58am
      May 20, 2019

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Swhen24 (Feb 24, 2019 at 8:53)
       Fun new trail, 5 or 6 big berms nice and fast.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag Websterminator (Mar 11, 2019 at 19:11)
       Best flow trail on the Central Coast!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag seanharanmtb (Apr 16, 2019 at 10:43)
       This is definitely a green trail
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag joefabris (May 23, 2019 at 13:36)
       Rode this as a climb. The easy grade made for a fun way back to the Hazard Peak Trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag fortyonethirty2 (Aug 25, 2019 at 17:20)
       Fun trail. Pretty easy. Fine for beginners, but still fun for experts.
      [Reply]

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