4 miles
Distance
681 ft
Climb
-1,907 ft
Descent
3,186 ft
High Point
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Hi Mountain Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Rinconada/Hi Mountain
    Arroyo Grande, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Fall/Winter/Spring
  • TTFs on trail
    Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #6747
  • Land Manager
    Los Padres National Forest

This is an absolutely fantastic bit of legitimate old-school singeltrack. No machine built superhighways of sustainable stupidity here. The Condor descent is often somewhat overgrown w/chaparral, but very challenging technical DH leading to epic "barely there" grassy singletrack through riparian oak valley forest. Trail like this doesn't officially exist on the Central Coast. Use Strava segment explorer or heatmaps to find the rest. There's some FANTASTIC riding in this area and you'll almost never see anyone. This area is vastly underutilized. Check out RimRock/Belmont/Trout Creek/Florence Hart/Big & Little Falls/Rinconada and GO RIDE!
It can be brutally hot in the summer and give it a few days to dry out after it rains. Late winter into early summer is the best time to ride out here.

Access Info

Access from Rinconada Trailhead or the little unknown "high mtn" trailhead near the end of hi mtn rd pavement on the Lopez side.

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More Stats for Hi Mountain Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,226 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,851 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,077 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,851 ft
  • Grade
    -5.74%
  • Grade max
    -48.001%
  • Grade min
    38.761%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,061 ft
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Status:
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to hi-mountain-trail trailhead (35.260894, -120.430096)
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Toryt7 (Feb 6, 2018 at 22:48)
 Is there any riders group up there or guide system set up for this trail network? The posted trails look great, but when I look at rider logs, you can see they is so much more out there! Would love to come explore sometime.
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flag O8ko8k (Mar 27, 2018 at 6:42)
 Hi mountain trail is a great ride. Awesome views on the way down. It was very overgrown last spring 2017, I had to turn back. I just rode it March 23,2017 it looked like some work had been done to it at the top near condor lookout. It is stupid steep in one spot past Condor lookout . Also If you take the South fork, expect lots of poison oak.
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