3 miles
328 ft
-622 ft
Avg time
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Noble Canyon Access Details

  • Riding area
    Laguna Mountain Recreation Area
    descanso, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    USFS - Cleveland National Forest Office

Noble Canyon is actually three rides in one; a descent from alpine meadows, through oak forests, to the dry desert.

Starting from the Penny Pines trailhead on Sunrise Highway, Noble Canyon starts out fairly smooth with a slight climb. With the technical challenges kept to a minimum it's possible to enjoy the long views across the mountains.

You will cross Pine Creek Road a couple of times along with the intersection to Indian Creek. This intersection is important when riding the Cuyamaca to Noble Canyon - IMBA Epic.

The smooth and fast descent continues until you reach a horse gate. The route becomes much more technical here as it enters the canyon and transitions from forest to chaparral. The trail texture changes to blocky rocks and drops. If you can handle it, speed and momentum is helpful through this kind of terrain.

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More Stats for Noble Canyon Access mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -294 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,142 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,586 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,437 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,142 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,425 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,026 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 12, 2017
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Noble Canyon Access Trail Reports


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Sep 12, 2017 @ 3:35pm
Sep 12, 2017
Noble Canyon Access, Calexico
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Oct 24, 2016 @ 6:33pm
Oct 24, 2016
Noble Canyon Access, descanso
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Oct 24, 2016 @ 6:32pm
Oct 24, 2016
| 2 comments Noble Canyon Access, descanso
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Oct 24, 2016 @ 6:32pm
Oct 24, 2016
| 2 comments Noble Canyon Access, descanso

Routes with this trail

Indian Creek/ Noble Canyon Loop
17 miles

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