1 miles
Distance
7 ft
Climb
-546 ft
Descent
00:08:33
Avg time

Froom Creek Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Irish Hills
    San Luis Obispo, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #45232 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    San Luis Obispo Ranger Services

Rolling, mostly smooth singletrack near the bottom climbs steadily along Froom Creek and becomes progressively "toothier" from the intersection of Canyon View till it's end. Great ridden either way, but many enjoy it as a purely fun and fast descent. It can very fast but also very marbly with loose nuggets over hardpack. Caution as a higher speed "get off" will not end well due to terrain composition as well as the close proximity to an abrupt exposure dropping straight off the edge to the rocky creek way below.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Froom Creek Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -539 ft
  • Altitude min
    167 ft
  • Altitude max
    706 ft
  • Altitude start
    706 ft
  • Altitude end
    167 ft
  • Grade
    -6.909%
  • Grade max
    -20.209%
  • Grade min
    12.599%
  • Distance climb
    131 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    414 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:21
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Status:
on Oct 11, 2019
Dry
Avg: 2.6 (5 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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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
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  • 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
      Directions to froom-creek-trail trailhead (35.252750, -120.714790)
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      Froom Creek Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 8:02pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      Highly packed down, clear line selection, dry and fast.
      Aug 2, 2019 @ 11:22am
      Aug 2, 2019
      Excellent shape!
      Aug 2, 2019 @ 11:21am
      Aug 2, 2019
      Excellent conditions!
      Jun 15, 2019 @ 11:31am
      Jun 15, 2019
      Jun 10, 2019 @ 9:19pm
      Jun 10, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 106 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 444 rides
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      Photos

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      10 |
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 10:26pm
      Jul 2, 2019
      5 |
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 10:26pm
      Jul 2, 2019
      9 |
      Jun 26, 2019 @ 7:28am
      Jun 26, 2019
      39 |
      Jun 5, 2017 @ 1:50pm
      Jun 5, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Johnson Ranch to Irish Hills and Return
      20 miles
      Up Froom Down Mariposa
      4 miles
      Froom to Oceanview
      7 miles

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Sdentzel (Jun 24, 2018 at 9:57)
       Loose, not recomended. Nice view tho. I’d prob never ride this trail again, unless by accident. Look for alternative.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Mattwendling (Jan 5, 2019 at 9:37)
       Great semi-technical climbing trail to access Mariposa DH. Also, would be a fun high speed descent.
      [Reply]

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