1 miles
Distance
111 ft
Climb
-125 ft
Descent
00:07:20
Avg time

The Lucky 5 Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    Borrego Springs, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #59742 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Anza Borrego State Park

The trailhead is behind the vault toilets and is signed. Follow the trail 1.18 miles south to the highway crossing and the entrance to the Lucky 5 Ranch, which is currently gated and closed to the public. Cross the highway to continue following the trail on the other side of the road. Note the exposed rock on the trail. It is Julian schist, a metamorphosed sedimentary rock layer that is one of the oldest in the county, well over 200 million years old. The best exposures of this rock are found along the Sunrise Highway. The Lucky 5 Trail heads south toward Kwaymii Point, while the short La Cima trail connects to the recommended loop that heads west toward Upper Green Valley. The loop has good views and the trail is well maintained and signed, passing through oak woodlands, chaparral, and meadowlands.

Access Info

Distance from downtown San Diego: 60 miles. Allow 1 hour and 10 minutes driving time. Drive east on I-8 and then north on Hwy 79 to the junction with the Sunrise Hwy (SR-1). Drive east on SR-1, 3.2 miles to the turnoff on the right (west) for the Sunrise Trailhead, which is just past milepost 34.5. Vault toilets but no water available

More Stats for The Lucky 5 Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -14 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,001 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,076 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,015 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,001 ft
  • Grade
    -0.259%
  • Grade max
    -13.644%
  • Grade min
    9.076%
  • Distance climb
    2,506 ft
  • Distance down
    2,361 ft
  • Distance flat
    531 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:55
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Clear / Green
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  • 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
  • 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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      The Lucky 5 Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 21, 2019 @ 7:39am
      Sep 21, 2019
      Best views in the business!!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 20 rides
      • 39 miles avg distance
      All
      • 95 rides
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