4 miles
Distance
544 ft
Climb
-1,234 ft
Descent
00:34:29
Avg time
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Indian Creek Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Laguna Mountain Recreation Area
    descanso, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #22137 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Indian Creek connects Deer Park trail in Cuyamaca State Park with Pine Mountain and Noble Canyon trails in the Cleveland National Forest.

The trail is steep from the state park/national forest boundary to the intersection with Pine Mountain.

Vegetation along the route is a mix of pine, oak and chaparral.

The trail traverses areas of Jeffrey Pine, Black Oak, Coast Live Oak and extensive stands of mixed chaparral. The trail connects to the Pine Mountain Trail and to the East Mesa Trail at the boundary of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Note: The Trail is not Passable to pack and saddle stock beyond the Pine Mountain Trail junction (until the East Mesa Trail is reached).

Access Info

o reach the upper end, take Sunrise Highway from I-8 (near Pine Valley) and drive north 13.5 miles to just past the second cattle guard on the highway. Park on either side of the highway in the paved turnout. Access to the Indian Creek trail is via the Noble Canyon Trail (which departs the western turnout and is marked by a small sign.) Follow the Noble Canyon Trail about 2 miles to reach the Indian Creek Trail junction.

More Stats for Indian Creek Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -690 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,609 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,440 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,298 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,609 ft
  • Grade max
    -40.057%
  • Grade min
    26.166%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,066 ft
  • Avg time
    00:34:29
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Status:
on Sep 7, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Prevalent Mud
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  • 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
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      Indian Creek Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 9:26am
      Sep 7, 2019
      Overgrown bushes going down the normal up.
      Jun 22, 2019 @ 6:26pm
      Jun 22, 2019
      Excellent conditions, spring blooms are still outrageous. Descent from noble has loose rocky shale but that’s just the nature and geology of...
      Apr 28, 2019 @ 6:57am
      Apr 28, 2019
      ROCKY!! Rim dinger downhill for sure. Such a rewarding climb though
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 8:20am
      Apr 14, 2019
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 7:04am
      Nov 18, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 46 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      All
      • 125 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 30, 2018 @ 10:38am
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      Jul 30, 2018 @ 9:00am
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      126 |
      Jul 26, 2018 @ 11:46pm
      Jul 26, 2018
      25 |
      Jul 26, 2018 @ 11:31pm
      Jul 26, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Indian Creek/ Noble Canyon Loop
      17 miles
      Cuyamaca-Laguna-Cuyamaca
      47 miles

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      Pinball DH - Indian Creek / Noble Canyon
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