2 miles
Distance
138 ft
Climb
-679 ft
Descent
00:12:30
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Morning Glory Trail
  • USFS
    USFS
    Land Manager
  • City of San Luis Obispo Ranger Service
    Land Manager

Morning Glory Details

  • Riding Area
    West Cuesta Ridge
    San Luis Obispo, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #6142 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #416 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

Built by the CCCMB in 1996, Morning Glory is more technically challenging than nearby Shooters, but not as difficult as Pick and Shovel or The What Trail.

Descending Morning Glory, you will first encounter narrow, rocky singletrack with multiple switchback turns. Go left at the intersection with Double Bypass (there is now a nice new sign pointing you in the right direction at the intersection), and you'll descend shortly to an abrupt and steep creek crossing, followed by a small climb. The trail soon turns back downhill and continues winding through tall brush, across (usually) dry creek beds, and through various rock gardens, with a few more punchy little climbs thrown in along the way. Upper Botanical trail combined with Morning Glory is one of the most popular descents in San Luis Obispo, and rightfully so.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Morning Glory bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -541 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,310 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,863 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,859 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,318 ft
  • Grade
    -6.678%
  • Grade max
    -26.135%
  • Grade min
    29.551%
  • Distance climb
    1,655 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    547 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:58
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Status:
on Dec 31, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.65 (11 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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Trail Difficulties
  • 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 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
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  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Morning Glory Trail Reports

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      Dec 31, 2018 @ 10:18am
      Dec 31, 2018
      Nov 24, 2018 @ 2:06pm
      Nov 24, 2018
      Wet clay, which sticks to your wheels and causes a jam every rotation. Do not do this trail within a few days after it’s rained!
      Sep 16, 2018 @ 9:00am
      Sep 16, 2018
      Nice n’ powdery
      Aug 7, 2018 @ 8:06pm
      Aug 7, 2018
      Big braking holes/ruts on tight switchbacks. Totally rideable but not ideal.
      Jul 22, 2018 @ 11:39am
      Jul 22, 2018
      Lose rock and dry
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 100 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 671 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 8, 2017 @ 11:08am
      Nov 8, 2017
      Morning Glory, San Luis Obispo
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      Apr 27, 2017 @ 11:41am
      Apr 27, 2017
      Morning Glory, San Luis Obispo
      192 |
      May 30, 2016 @ 8:18pm
      May 30, 2016
      Morning Glory, Visalia
      130 |
      Jan 22, 2016 @ 7:37pm
      Jan 22, 2016
      Morning Glory, San Luis Obispo

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