1,956 ft
Distance
43 ft
Climb
-156 ft
Descent
00:03:17
Avg time

SD Zoo Downhill Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Balboa Park
    San Diego, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #36952 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

An intermediate downhill, with off-cambers, g-outs, small jumps, berms, and other wood obstacles. Somewhat rocky, and a main trail for hikers. Pretty quiet early in the AM. Well maintained dirt.

Access Info

Directly across the street from the San Diego Zoo's large sign.

More Stats for SD Zoo Downhill bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -113 ft
  • Altitude min
    152 ft
  • Altitude max
    286 ft
  • Altitude start
    286 ft
  • Altitude end
    173 ft
  • Grade
    -5.775%
  • Grade max
    -24.003%
  • Grade min
    18.284%
  • Distance climb
    509 ft
  • Distance down
    1,406 ft
  • Distance flat
    41 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:24
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Status:
on Jul 8, 2019
Dry
Avg: 2 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to sd-zoo-downhill trailhead (32.735360, -117.145620)
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      SD Zoo Downhill Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 87 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 158 rides
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      119 |
      May 27, 2017 @ 9:16pm
      May 27, 2017

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Montoya727 (May 25, 2017 at 16:26)
       Overgrown and sandy.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Canchis87 (Jan 4, 2018 at 22:58)
       First time hiting these trails. Any good spots to park besides the zoo and keep car safe? Not sure if i can use zoo parking and not get towed. Thanks in advance
      [Reply]

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