3.8 miles
Distance
459 ft
Climb
-370 ft
Descent
00:31:28
Avg time

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Lake Hodges
    Poway, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #72733 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #33197 in Trail Running
    • #81656 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    San Dieguito River Park

This is a great little trail in the Del Dios Gorge area. West from the staging area will take you to the switchbacks and the end of the SDRP inland trail system. The trail is hard pack singletrack that cuts threw the bottom of the gorge then back out and up via a series of about 30 continuous switchbacks. Great views of the gorge and a challenging climb.

East from the staging area will take you towards the Lake Hodges dam and join up with the SDRP- North Shore Trail. This direction is a steady climb out of Del Dios Gorge on a single and doubletrack hard pack trail. The climb is broken up in areas by flats and view points making it fairly easy. Good views of the dam are available at the Rattlesnake Viewing Area that also doubles as a cool piece of art.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 2 Rating: Obstacles exist. You may or may not be able to ride this solo. Support rider recommended.

Switchback section is gnarly. See videos. Bypass 1st section via Artesian Rd

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Del Dios Gorge / Santa Fe Valley Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    91 ft
  • Altitude min
    87 ft
  • Altitude max
    333 ft
  • Altitude start
    242 ft
  • Altitude end
    335 ft
  • Grade
    0.4%
  • Grade max
    -26.9%
  • Grade min
    30.1%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    2,710 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:33:15
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on May 21, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 3 (4 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      May 21, 2024 @ 2:18pm
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      Trail is in great shape. This was a perfect trail to take an advanced beginner on.
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      • 26 miles avg distance
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