2,280 ft
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-147 ft
Descent
00:03:07
Avg time

SD Zoo Downhill Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Balboa Park
    San Diego, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #96921 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #76694 in Trail Running
    • #34577 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of San Diego

An intermediate downhill, with off-cambers, g-outs, small jump, berm, and wood obstacle. 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for SD Zoo Downhill mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -142 ft
  • Altitude min
    139 ft
  • Altitude max
    281 ft
  • Altitude start
    281 ft
  • Altitude end
    138 ft
  • Grade
    -6.2%
  • Grade max
    -27.5%
  • Grade min
    5.3%
  • Distance climb
    276 ft
  • Distance down
    1,581 ft
  • Distance flat
    335 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:51
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Status:
on Jun 18, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 2.35 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      SD Zoo Downhill Trail Reports

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      Jun 18, 2020 @ 6:04pm
      Jun 18, 2020
      Some brush is encroaching in parts but, otherwise, in good shape.
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 7:53am
      Jul 8, 2019
      Mar 10, 2019 @ 8:19am
      Mar 10, 2019
      Nov 29, 2017 @ 7:42pm
      Nov 29, 2017
      Oct 13, 2017 @ 6:08pm
      Oct 13, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 70 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 401 rides
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      Photos

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      113 |
      Aug 21, 2020 @ 8:18am
      Aug 21, 2020
      222 |
      May 27, 2017 @ 9:16pm
      May 27, 2017

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Montoya727 (May 25, 2017 at 16:26)
       Overgrown and sandy.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      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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      Balboa Park MTB
      22:40 | 21 | Jul 13, 2021 , San Diego
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