1 miles
Distance
155 ft
Climb
-839 ft
Descent
00:09:48
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of The Luge Trail

The Luge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (8 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Jan-Dec
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #1212 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Trabuco Ranger District

Long, rocky, technical downhill for trail/DH riders and advanced XC riders. Top section is very loose, rocky and chunky giving way to flow lines mixed with patches of rocky sections further down.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Luge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -684 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,433 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,117 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,117 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,433 ft
  • Grade
    -9.015%
  • Grade max
    -44.225%
  • Grade min
    34.909%
  • Distance climb
    1,554 ft
  • Distance down
    5,183 ft
  • Distance flat
    851 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:33
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Status:
on Mar 21, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.6 (25 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • 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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      The Luge Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 21, 2020 @ 12:21pm
      Mar 21, 2020
      A little muddy in a few spots but good to ride!
      Mar 7, 2020 @ 9:27am
      Mar 7, 2020
      Trail is in good shape - appreciate the work whoever did it. Please don't over sanitize it, removing the small drop at the top was a bad move.
      Feb 24, 2020 @ 11:12pm
      Feb 24, 2020
      reporter
      Made some needed improvements on the jumps near bottom (bigger landings), and opened up two corners where the trail was getting a little too close...
      Jan 25, 2020 @ 11:05am
      Jan 25, 2020
      Jan 5, 2020 @ 11:06am
      Jan 5, 2020
      Rowdy gnar!!! Flowing good right now
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 46 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 845 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,805 rides
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      Photos

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      9 |
      Jan 1, 2020 @ 8:03pm
      Jan 1, 2020
      12 |
      Nov 20, 2019 @ 8:21am
      Nov 20, 2019
      318 |
      Mar 23, 2014 @ 12:55pm
      Mar 23, 2014
      | 1 comments
      233 |
      May 5, 2013 @ 6:13pm
      May 5, 2013

      Routes with this trail

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      Whiting/Luge Loop
      14 miles
      Harding/Joplin/Santiago/Luge
      26 miles

      Trail Events

      Trail Products

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag socalstokie (Mar 2, 2016 at 9:24)
       The climb up to it sucks but there are a few fun little extra credit singletracks on the way up
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag nielsvk (May 15, 2016 at 16:08)
       Fun trail. Not really a black diamond, more blue/intermediate.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Ridensurf19 (Nov 19, 2017 at 18:10)
       Agreed it’s not a black diamond but fun descent and flowy
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag dee12641 (Mar 30, 2019 at 16:26)
       Fun trail. Climbing through Santiago is very doable . Descent at Santiago is slightly rocky but good flow. Descent at the luge flow with berms and small step down
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 967 (Oct 12, 2019 at 14:36)
       not a trail for beginners, Ive been mtb for a couple months and some of the downhill parts caught me off guard.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Oc710 (Oct 13, 2019 at 17:53)
       If your doing it blind watch your speed, there are plenty of spots to get you in trouble. In between blue and black diamond difficulty.
      [Reply]

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