1,667 ft
Distance
-189 ft
Descent
00:01:39
Avg time

Little Waimea Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Los Peñasquitos Canyon
    San Diego, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #10137 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2576 in E-Biking
    • #27722 in Trail Running
    • #80529 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    City of San Diego

Steep singletrack climb that can be used instead of the bottom of the Waimea Fireroad. Can be descended too, but Big Waimea (also called Red Diamond) is longer and more fun.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 1 Rating: No obstacles exist. Wide enough. Can be ridden confidently solo.

There is one spot where a jump creates a slight off-camber situation but most adaptive riders will be good.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Little Waimea mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -189 ft
  • Altitude min
    61 ft
  • Altitude max
    249 ft
  • Altitude start
    249 ft
  • Altitude end
    62 ft
  • Grade
    -11.3%
  • Grade max
    -30.9%
  • Grade min
    -2.9%
  • Distance down
    1,667 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:31
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Status:
on Nov 5, 2023
Very Dry
Avg: 4.1 (9 votes)
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  • Very Dry
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      Little Waimea Trail Reports

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      Nov 5, 2023 @ 12:52am
      Nov 5, 2023
      Jul 23, 2023 @ 2:26am
      Jul 23, 2023
      Some big ruts, pretty avoidable
      Jun 6, 2023 @ 7:02am
      Jun 6, 2023
      Big ruts on some of the steeper sections
      May 28, 2023 @ 2:59pm
      May 28, 2023
      Dry, lots of traffic
      Mar 14, 2023 @ 2:46pm
      Mar 14, 2023
      Ruts are pretty deep after recent rains
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 186 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,590 rides
      • Last: Jul 17, 2024

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      Sep 27, 2016 @ 7:35am
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      Sep 27, 2016 @ 7:35am
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      2:23 | 169 | Mar 31, 2021 , San Diego
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