3 miles
Distance
324 ft
Climb
-626 ft
Descent
00:15:11
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Noble Canyon Access Trail

Noble Canyon Access Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Laguna Mountain Recreation Area
    descanso, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #31344 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -302 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,143 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,586 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,445 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,143 ft
  • Grade
    -1.893%
  • Grade max
    -23.479%
  • Grade min
    21.502%
  • Distance climb
    4,869 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,276 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:13
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Status:
on Apr 14, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
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  • Closed

  • 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
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Noble Canyon Access Trail Reports

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      Apr 14, 2019 @ 8:20am
      Apr 14, 2019
      Dec 9, 2018 @ 2:46pm
      Dec 9, 2018
      Several downed trees from recent wind event.
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 11:42am
      Jul 12, 2018
      Great dirt...they picked up some rain over the last couple of days! There is a large tree across the trail in the middle section.
      Nov 15, 2017 @ 4:25pm
      Nov 15, 2017
      Dry and lots of loose rock, still fun.
      Sep 12, 2017 @ 3:34pm
      Sep 12, 2017
      Great condtions
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 42 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 265 rides
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      Photos

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      Apr 15, 2019 @ 8:45am
      Apr 15, 2019
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      Jun 5, 2018 @ 9:12pm
      Jun 5, 2018
      50 |
      Oct 24, 2016 @ 6:33pm
      Oct 24, 2016
      77 |
      Oct 24, 2016 @ 6:32pm
      Oct 24, 2016
      | 2 comments

      Routes with this trail

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      Indian Creek/ Noble Canyon Loop
      17 miles

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