2 miles
Distance
571 ft
Climb
-575 ft
Descent
00:26:12
Avg time

Equine Incline Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
    Escondido, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #36872 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

I labeled this trail as singletrack, but it's really kind of a mix of singletrack and wider-than-singletrack-but-not-really-doubletrack. Some areas of the trail get to be 4-6 feet wide, but don't think that makes this an easy ride.

In the direction I've posted, it starts as a fun rocky downhill section that has a good flow to it. A few of the corners are a little loose and rocky, especially in the summer months. For the most part though you can really rail the corners. There are some small rock drops, but nothing too technical or gnarly.

About halfway through the loop, you'll start the climb back up. It's not a particularly steep climb, though it gets fairly steep for brief periods throughout. It's the rocks that really make it tough. There is a pretty good line through most of the climb, but the rocks are always there. This trail really gives you a chance to work on controlling your cadence and power application to prevent loosing traction.

In the clockwise direction, this trail is pretty similar. It starts with a fun, flowy downhill and transitions into a long, tough climb. I think the downhill is a bit more fun counterclockwise, but it's also a tougher climb.

Access Info

The Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is located at 8833 Harmony Grove Road, Escondido, CA 92029. The entrance to the Reserve is located between the 6 and 6.5 mile markers on Harmony Grove Road.

More Stats for Equine Incline bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -4 ft
  • Altitude min
    831 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,315 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,175 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,171 ft
  • Grade
    -0.028%
  • Grade max
    -24.23%
  • Grade min
    27.875%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    688 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:30
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on Mar 9, 2019
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Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Dry
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      7:43 | 442 | Aug 3, 2015 , Escondido
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