3,665 ft
Distance
31 ft
Climb
-511 ft
Descent
00:12:15
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Rock Garden Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Madonna Mountain (Cerro San Luis)
    San Luis Obispo, California
  • AKA
    Rock Garden
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #14247 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #18545 in Trail Running
    • #2745 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

Rock Garden is the appropriate name for this trail. You'll see everything from baby-heads to pumpkin size rocks and lots of them. The upper half is less technical and higher speed than the lower half, but it's still plenty rocky. The second half will be significantly challenging for anyone but very experienced riders, and even they will have a hard time hitting every line just right. This is one of the most popular descents in San Luis Obispo.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Rock Garden Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -481 ft
  • Altitude min
    745 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,237 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,237 ft
  • Altitude end
    755 ft
  • Grade
    -13.1%
  • Grade max
    -41.7%
  • Grade min
    8.5%
  • Distance climb
    354 ft
  • Distance down
    2,851 ft
  • Distance flat
    463 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:34:07
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Status:
on Jan 4, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.2 (15 votes)
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      Rock Garden Trail Trail Reports

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      Jan 4, 2024 @ 1:09pm
      Jan 4, 2024
      Oct 30, 2023 @ 4:16am
      Oct 30, 2023
      Technical and fun!
      Apr 9, 2023 @ 1:59am
      Apr 9, 2023
      Lots of rocks obviously and water in spots.
      Feb 12, 2023 @ 11:37pm
      Feb 12, 2023
      just lots of rocks! fun downhill
      Feb 6, 2023 @ 8:22pm
      Feb 6, 2023
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 282 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,045 rides
      • Last: May 18, 2024

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      Feb 12, 2021 @ 12:30am
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      May 24, 2020 @ 7:53pm
      May 24, 2020
      225 |
      Oct 6, 2018 @ 10:11am
      Oct 6, 2018

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