1 miles
Distance
56 ft
Climb
-513 ft
Descent
00:08:34
Avg time

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
    Downhill Primary
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #32242 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Tough and Dirty Slide is a quick, fun descent with a couple of obstacles along the way. Starting from the top of Poly Canyon, the trail goes through a small gate, through a large rock, traverses a steep hillside, then drops into the trees. Watch out for loose, off-camber corners.

A narrow metal bridge (made by engineering students at Cal Poly) marks the transition to doubletrack, which leads to a second gate - head through it and keep right onto a final singletrack traverse to meet a fire road at a cattle watering trough. A straight shot down to Poly Canyon Road finishes off the trail. Alternatively, after the final singletrack portion, stay right and head over to Pin It You Fairy Pt. 2 for a very fast singletrack straight down the hill.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Tough and Dirty Slide mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -456 ft
  • Altitude min
    553 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,012 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,010 ft
  • Altitude end
    553 ft
  • Grade
    -7.445%
  • Grade max
    -22.61%
  • Grade min
    15.394%
  • Distance climb
    1,263 ft
  • Distance down
    4,731 ft
  • Distance flat
    133 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:40
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Status:
on Oct 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (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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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
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      Directions to tough-and-dirty-slide trailhead (35.329726, -120.641835)
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      Tough and Dirty... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 19, 2018 @ 12:41pm
      Oct 19, 2018
      Much trail work has been done by Cal Poly Cycling, clearing the trail and building up corners for the upcoming Poly Canyon Classic race. Trail is...
      Jul 14, 2018 @ 8:13pm
      Jul 14, 2018
      -Large berm needs reshaping -Oak tree down in middle of the trail
      Jul 10, 2018 @ 1:03am
      Jul 10, 2018
      Tree down on first descent after big rock
      Mar 29, 2018 @ 8:26pm
      Mar 29, 2018
      Nov 18, 2017 @ 8:10am
      Nov 18, 2017
      Tree has been cleared!
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 146 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 562 rides
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      Photos

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      58 |
      May 6, 2018 @ 10:31am
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      28 |
      Dec 23, 2017 @ 6:49pm
      Dec 23, 2017
      25 |
      Aug 20, 2017 @ 2:33pm
      Aug 20, 2017
      34 |
      Jul 16, 2017 @ 9:54am
      Jul 16, 2017

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag mustwarnorcas (Sep 24, 2017 at 13:43)
       HAHA this trail scared me on my hardtail
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Rbzed25 (May 12, 2019 at 15:17)
       Lol!
      [Reply]

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