3 miles
Distance
328 ft
Climb
-622 ft
Descent
00:15:48
Avg time
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Noble Canyon Access Details

  • 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
  • Global Ranking
    #31344 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 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
    -294 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,142 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,586 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,437 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,142 ft
  • Grade max
    -24.273%
  • Grade min
    24.294%
  • Distance climb
    4,425 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,026 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:13
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Status:
on Dec 9, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to noble-canyon-access trailhead (32.905700, -116.457570)
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Noble Canyon Access Trail Reports

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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
Aug 20, 2017 @ 5:47pm
Aug 20, 2017
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Jun 5, 2018 @ 9:12pm
Jun 5, 2018
Noble Canyon Access, My City
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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

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Indian Creek/ Noble Canyon Loop
17 miles

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