4,904 ft
161 ft
-302 ft
Avg time

Ridge Trail Details

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  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    all year
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager
    County of San Diego Parks and Recreation

On the Ridge Trail, you are rewarded with magnificent valley-to-mountain views, lots of bright yellow mountain violets sway in the breezy meadow. From this vantage point, you can also see Lake Sutherland to the northwest. The Engelmann Oak is the dominant tree in the West preserve, according to a county report on its flora and fauna. There are also plentiful coast live oaks here, the most common large tree in San Diego County.Other things you should know: right now, its summertime, which means it’s warm. Be sure to bring plenty of water, as it can get warm, and the oaks don’t provide that much shade. Also, the trail from Santa Ysabel Creek to the Ridge Trail/High Creek Trail is somewhat steep, so be ready for a short but steep ascent.

Access Info

Take Highway 78 to Santa Ysabel. Staging Area is one mile west of Santa Ysabel on Highway 78 at call box #495 or across the street from 29313 Hwy 78.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ridge Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -141 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,870 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,159 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,012 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,870 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,866 ft
  • Distance down
    2,941 ft
  • Distance flat
    97 ft
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