7 miles
1,858 ft
-734 ft
Avg time
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Mt. Lowe Road Details

  • Riding area
    East Cuesta Ridge
    San Luis Obispo, California
  • Difficulty rating
    Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Ride in rain

Mt. Lowe Road is a dirt fire road that extends from the top of the Cuesta Pass along the East side of the Cuesta Ridge for 7 miles, where it intersects with Reservoir Canyon Road. Mt. Lowe Road can be accessed by parking at or riding to the top of the Cuesta Grade, and it can be used to access the very fun Bulldozer trail.


BE AWARE! Do not attempt any land access or usage beyond the immediate southern edge of the road. Private Property Rights are strongly practiced by land owners and trespassers have been removed and prosecuted.

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More Stats for Mt. Lowe Road mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,124 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,499 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,699 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,499 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,623 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,407 ft
  • Avg time
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Mt. Lowe Road Trail Reports

Jul 9, 2017 @ 9:08pm
Jul 9, 2017
~60 acre fire at the bottom of Mt. Lowe Road burned from 7/7/17-7/8/17. Fire trucks and other Work trucks up there frequently right now, so be...
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