4,533 ft
Distance
249 ft
Climb
-34 ft
Descent
00:07:24
Avg time

Powerline Details

  • Riding area
    Los Penasquitos Canyon
    San Diego, California
  • Difficulty rating
    Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jan - Dec
  • Ride in rain
    Yes

Powerline trail begins at the bottom of the canyon and is fairly steady climb on fire road all the way up to the top of the mesa. As you can guess, it follows a series of power lines that bridge the canyon. It's not a technical trail, but it is a great climb for people just learning how to tackle climbs. It also provides a good challenge for intermediate trail and all-mountain riders who are trying to increase their climbing speed and stamina. It's primary use is to gain access to some of the better, more technical singletrack riding on the mesa known as Tunnels.

Access Info

You can either incorporate the trail in the middle of a ride starting in the canyon or you can park at the end of Park Village Rd and gain immediate access.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Powerline mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    215 ft
  • Altitude min
    188 ft
  • Altitude max
    402 ft
  • Altitude start
    188 ft
  • Altitude end
    402 ft
  • Grade
    4.733%
  • Grade max
    -10.977%
  • Grade min
    20.614%
  • Distance climb
    3,404 ft
  • Distance down
    700 ft
  • Distance flat
    428 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:39
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Status:
on Aug 24, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 2.5 (4 votes)

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Dec 2, 2016 @ 10:51am
Dec 2, 2016
Powerline, San Diego

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