1,099 ft
107 ft
Avg time

Stoplight Entrance Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    San Diego, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #137557 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of San Diego

If you follow the official trail and aren't going to bushwhack along the creek that runs under Balboa Ave, you will need to follow the street up to the stoplight to cross. Rather than backtracking along the road to where the creek is, you can find this trail entrance much closer. The path is a fairly steep double track with some washout, that is otherwise very smooth.

Access Info

From the stoplight on Balboa Ave you will head towards the canyon past Starbucks and a small strip mall. Make a right on the road behind the strip mall just before the "Tecolote Canyon Natural Park - Hiking (Golf)" sign. About 50 feet up that side street you will see another Tecolote Canyon sign and the trail entrance on your right. It connects to the Tecolote Canyon DH trail about 500 feet from the Balboa Ave entrance.


This is a multi use path. Please be courteous of other users.

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More Stats for Stoplight Entrance bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    107 ft
  • Altitude min
    187 ft
  • Altitude max
    294 ft
  • Altitude start
    187 ft
  • Altitude end
    295 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,099 ft
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      • 6 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
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      • 107 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      • 205 rides


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      Tecolote and Rose10 miles

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