1 miles
Distance
43 ft
Climb
-696 ft
Descent
00:08:37
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Shooters Trail
  • City of San Luis Obispo Ranger Services
    Land Manager
  • USFS
    USFS
    Land Manager

Shooters Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    West Cuesta Ridge
    San Luis Obispo, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #17409 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #418 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

One of the most popular trails in San Luis Obispo, shooters is used regularly as both a fast and loose descent and a great climb. Descending the trail, you will find loose, drift-able berms and small optional jumps. While there is certainly quite a bit of rock on shooters, it is the least technical, fastest, and most flowy of the main trails descending West Cuesta Ridge. When climbing West Cuesta Ridge, if you are not going to take Old Stagecoach Road and TV Tower Road then Shooters is the easiest way up.

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More Stats for Shooters bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -653 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,254 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,908 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,908 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,254 ft
  • Grade
    -9.766%
  • Grade max
    -28.92%
  • Grade min
    21.035%
  • Distance climb
    430 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    542 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:11
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Status:
on Aug 7, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 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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  • Both Directions
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  • One Direction
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Shooters Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 1:10pm
      Aug 7, 2019
      Very dry and loose. Clear of brush just fine. A few sections seemed a bit more loose, narrow, and washed out compared to last year. I'd suggest...
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 12:22pm
      Aug 7, 2019
      Mar 22, 2019 @ 10:07am
      Mar 22, 2019
      Feb 12, 2019 @ 1:09pm
      Feb 12, 2019
      Dec 31, 2018 @ 10:18am
      Dec 31, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 258 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,218 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 26, 2018 @ 5:17pm
      Jan 26, 2018
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      Dec 28, 2017 @ 1:38pm
      Dec 28, 2017
      51 |
      Dec 28, 2017 @ 1:38pm
      Dec 28, 2017
      25 |
      Nov 8, 2017 @ 11:08am
      Nov 8, 2017

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