318 ft
Distance
-34 ft
Descent
00:00:30
Avg time

Erosion Case Study Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Balboa Park
    San Diego, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #104635 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #15374 in Trail Running
    • #67258 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of San Diego

As a climb, it is extreme. Going downhill, it's challenging. This was an old fire/access road that was not built with our modern understanding of erosion and water control and is literally used as a living example of how not to build trails.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Erosion Case Study mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -35 ft
  • Altitude min
    206 ft
  • Altitude max
    241 ft
  • Altitude start
    241 ft
  • Altitude end
    207 ft
  • Grade
    -10.9%
  • Grade max
    -25.2%
  • Distance down
    276 ft
  • Distance flat
    46 ft
  • Avg time
    00:00:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:06
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Status:
on Jun 2, 2022
Very Dry
Avg: 2.5 (4 votes)
Your vote: 0

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  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Erosion Case Study Trail Reports

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      Jun 2, 2022 @ 11:10am
      Jun 2, 2022
      Funnest downhill yet; be prepped for the usual suspects: Major erosion (major ruts or slumping, large boulders and roots exposed due to erosion)
      Sep 27, 2021 @ 2:51pm
      Sep 27, 2021
      Significant erosion ruts after recent rains. Trail work done about a year ago is starting to show it's age, back to being pretty sketch.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 29 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 301 rides
      • Last: Aug 8, 2022

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      LiveFastPedalHard (Sep 25, 2020 at 18:35)
      not as technical due to recent trail maintenance. still steep and loose but not as rutted
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