3 miles
Distance
467 ft
Climb
-1,164 ft
Descent
00:54:53
Avg time
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Lower Chiquita Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    all year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #19444 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Cleveland National Forest (Trabuco District)

Technical trail with some uphill at the beginning. Lots of tight and technical rock gardens.

Access Info

From blue jay camp ground: take the upper san juan trail to where it splits. It splits multiple times, but at this split there will be a wooden sign that should say chiquita (left) and san juan (right). Follow upper chiquita to pretty much the waterfall. Just before you get to the waterfall, there will be a left that splits off and up. The bottom brings you out to the parking lot across from the candy store on the ortega.

More Stats for Lower Chiquita bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -697 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,677 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,643 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,428 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,731 ft
  • Grade max
    -52.632%
  • Grade min
    25.956%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    286 ft
  • Avg time
    00:54:53
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Status:
on Dec 16, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.15 (6 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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  • One Direction
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
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      Lower Chiquita Trail Reports

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      Dec 16, 2018 @ 9:45am
      Dec 16, 2018
      needs some trail work.
      Jan 1, 2018 @ 2:36pm
      Jan 1, 2018
      Very overgrown and blown out in some spots. Desperately needs maintenance. If I lived here I would happily take it on. Mostly rideable and I still...
      Nov 29, 2017 @ 9:02am
      Nov 29, 2017
      Some erosion issues after last winter's rains. Many of the nice rock rolls are collapsed.
      May 27, 2015 @ 8:48pm
      May 27, 2015
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 26 rides
      •  

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      Jan 6, 2018 @ 12:45pm
      Jan 6, 2018

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag happyboyc (Jan 1, 2018 at 14:32)
       very overgrown and in need of maintenance, long sleeves and eye protection recommended. popular with hikers and I saw no other bike tracks, most likely due to maintenance issue. Epic potential just not quite there.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag SantaCruzCole (Mar 18, 2018 at 14:58)
       Seriously overgrown. Branches and leaves and everything hit you 24/7. There is a few sections that are too tight for a bike to fit so you have to walk it around. There’s rock features everywhere and singles everywhere. Extremely technical and fun otherwise . I wore short sleeves and there’s a few spots I ended up bleeding though but def. worth it!
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      • + 0
      flag jsmith7676 (Oct 14, 2019 at 21:02)
       Super overgrown. Not worth riding.
      [Reply]

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