5 miles
692 ft
-1,832 ft
Avg time
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Fernandez Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    San Luis Obispo, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Fernandez Trail is a designated "Non-OHV" singletrack route that can be ridden in multiple directions depending on how many miles and feet of climb you wish to endure. This area is a popular OHV motorcycle area and sometimes this trail gets poached by moto-riders that don't understand the concept of "Trails Stewardship." There may be some rutting from motos but it is far lesser traveled by them and maintains a good trail experience for mountain bikers. During dry times corners can be a bit loose as the trail is comprised primarily of decomposed granite. There is a definite "kitty litter" effect on most sections of the trail so have good tires. There are some very punchy climbs and fast, short downhill sections with a few rocky technical features thrown in. Most of these are located on the segment running 'right' or N/NE out of Frii's Camp area to Fernandez Road. Trail conditions are great after rains but USFS typically runs 72 hour closures after rain events so check and plan accordingly.

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More Stats for Fernandez Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,139 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,724 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,879 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,868 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,729 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,644 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 24, 2017
Very Dry
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to fernandez-trail trailhead (35.383350, -120.351000)
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Fernandez Trail Trail Reports

Sep 24, 2017 @ 7:36pm
Sep 24, 2017
reporter Trail is in decent shape. Some brush encroachment on trail. Less on segment from Black Mtn Rd to Frii's Camp, more of an issue on segment from...
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