4 miles
544 ft
-1,234 ft
Avg time
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Indian Creek Trail Details

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.

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More Stats for Indian Creek Trail mountain 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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,066 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Indian Creek Trail, Encinitas
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Indian Creek Trail, Encinitas
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Apr 25, 2016 @ 7:47am
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Indian Creek Trail, Encinitas
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Apr 25, 2016 @ 7:47am
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Indian Creek/ Noble Canyon Loop
17 miles

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