3 miles
Distance
467 ft
Climb
-1,164 ft
Descent
00:58:44
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lower Chiquita Trail

Lower Chiquita Details

  • 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
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #19444 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in Trail Running
    • 40 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.

Local Trail Association
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
    00:58:44
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Status:
on Dec 16, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.15 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 80%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • 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
      • 1 rides
      • 33 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 26 rides
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      Jan 6, 2018 @ 12:45pm
      Jan 6, 2018
      Lower Chiquita, My City

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      2 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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