3 miles
Distance
849 ft
Climb
-858 ft
Descent
00:37:47
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mission Trails Regional Park
    San Diego, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Season
    Year-round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6757 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of San Diego - Parks & Recreation

Steep at times doubletrack ranging from Mariposa Gulch to the East, all the way to the River Crossing to the West. This trail could be considered the "spine" of the system, crossing the Fortuna Mtns, with many intersections to side trails on the West side of the saddle. Some very nice singletrack can be had on the west side of the summit, to the north of the trail, connecting over to Shepherd Pond Loop. Look for these intersections between the Summit and Suycott Valley trail.

Access Info

Located just 8 miles NE of downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional Park spans almost 5,800 acres and boasts over 40 miles of trails, making it one of the largest urban parks in the United States.

More Stats for Fortuna Saddle Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -9 ft
  • Altitude min
    407 ft
  • Altitude max
    911 ft
  • Altitude start
    567 ft
  • Altitude end
    558 ft
  • Grade
    -0.054%
  • Grade max
    -29.691%
  • Grade min
    34.398%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    104 ft
  • Avg time
    00:37:47
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Status:
on May 8, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • 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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      Fortuna Saddle Trail Trail Reports

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      May 8, 2019 @ 10:15am
      May 8, 2019
      Fun trail, be very careful on the downhill, its very long and very fast, I overheated my brakes and flew off into some brush and broke my finger....
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4 rides
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      Photos

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Benny303 (May 8, 2019 at 10:18)
       Be careful, the downhill is steep and fast, my brakes faded from overheating and I flew into the brush and broke my finger. It was user error but still, be careful.
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