2 miles
Distance
138 ft
Climb
-679 ft
Descent
00:12:35
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
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #8170

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 mountain 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
    00:12:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:58
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Status:
on Sep 16, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.6 (10 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to morning-glory trailhead (35.355370, -120.661720)
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Morning Glory Trail Reports

datedescription
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
May 28, 2018 @ 12:41pm
May 28, 2018
Dry and loose, but nothing that will surprise you if you’re from the area
Apr 8, 2018 @ 3:39pm
Apr 8, 2018
Perfect, dark brown, tacky dirt
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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
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May 30, 2016 @ 8:18pm
May 30, 2016
Morning Glory, Visalia
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Jan 22, 2016 @ 7:37pm
Jan 22, 2016
Morning Glory, San Luis Obispo

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