3,998 ft
Distance
53 ft
Climb
-562 ft
Descent
00:12:17
Avg time

Rock Garden Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Madonna Mountain (Cerro San Luis)
    San Luis Obispo, California
  • AKA
    Rock Garden
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #13586 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #424 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 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
More Stats for Rock Garden Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -508 ft
  • Altitude min
    738 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,247 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,247 ft
  • Altitude end
    738 ft
  • Grade
    -12.72%
  • Grade max
    -46.765%
  • Grade min
    31.643%
  • Distance climb
    543 ft
  • Distance down
    3,199 ft
  • Distance flat
    256 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:40
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Status:
on Jan 19, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 rock-garden-trail-29919 trailhead (35.282750, -120.681120)
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      Rock Garden Trail Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 19, 2019 @ 11:51am
      Jan 19, 2019
      Part of trail is rutted due to recent heavy rains.
      Apr 5, 2018 @ 8:01am
      Apr 5, 2018
      Mar 27, 2018 @ 9:20pm
      Mar 27, 2018
      Sep 27, 2017 @ 10:50pm
      Sep 27, 2017
      Apr 13, 2017 @ 9:26am
      Apr 13, 2017
      Upper half fully trimmed! Most loose boulders removed and ruts more or less filled. Best condition in a while!
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 192 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 910 rides
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      Photos

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      10 |
      Oct 6, 2018 @ 10:11am
      Oct 6, 2018
      Rock Garden Trail, San Luis Obispo
      7 |
      Oct 6, 2018 @ 10:11am
      Oct 6, 2018
      Rock Garden Trail, Santa Maria
      9 |
      Oct 6, 2018 @ 10:11am
      Oct 6, 2018
      Rock Garden Trail, Santa Maria
      7 |
      Oct 6, 2018 @ 10:11am
      Oct 6, 2018
      Rock Garden Trail, Santa Maria

      Routes with this trail

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      Madonna All Mountain
      4 miles

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