2 miles
Distance
138 ft
Climb
-679 ft
Descent
00:13:04
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Morning Glory Trail
  • USFS
    USFS
    Maintainer
  • 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
    #9435

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
    00:13:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:58
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Status:
on Jan 21, 2018
Variable
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

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Jan 21, 2018 @ 4:32pm
Jan 21, 2018
Trimmed up and good to go, previously mentioned rut has been fixed, along with several other corners that have been beefed up. Thank you SRAM and...
Jan 19, 2018 @ 2:55pm
Jan 19, 2018
Jan 12, 2018 @ 8:35pm
Jan 12, 2018
Perfect dirt, only issue is a nice deep rut in the left hand switchback after the long straight downhill. Not terrible but if you're going...
Dec 15, 2017 @ 12:13pm
Dec 15, 2017
Major trimming being done, when I was there it was mostly the bottom part that had been largely reworked, but those dudes were still up there...
Nov 10, 2017 @ 8:30pm
Nov 10, 2017
The tack is back
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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
175 |
May 30, 2016 @ 8:18pm
May 30, 2016
Morning Glory, Visalia
120 |
Jan 22, 2016 @ 7:37pm
Jan 22, 2016
Morning Glory, San Luis Obispo

Routes with this trail

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Cuesta DH
6 miles
Cuesta Loop
8 miles
Shooters/Morning Glory Loop
6 miles
Ultimate Ridge Shuttle Route
27 miles

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