1 miles
Distance
56 ft
Climb
-513 ft
Descent
00:07:43
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
    West Cuesta Ridge
    San Luis Obispo, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Global Ranking

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
    00:07:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:40
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Status:
on Jul 14, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.4 (5 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to tough-and-dirty-slide trailhead (35.329726, -120.641835)
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Tough and Dirty... Trail Reports

datedescription
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!
Nov 5, 2017 @ 5:53pm
Nov 5, 2017
Tree down on first descent after the big rock. Usually gets dealt with within a couple days by Cal Poly but if you're coming down just be aware!
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May 6, 2018 @ 10:31am
May 6, 2018
Tough and Dirty Slide
12 |
Dec 23, 2017 @ 6:49pm
Dec 23, 2017
Tough and Dirty Slide
11 |
Aug 20, 2017 @ 2:33pm
Aug 20, 2017
Tough and Dirty Slide
14 |
Jul 16, 2017 @ 9:54am
Jul 16, 2017
Tough and Dirty Slide

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag mustwarnorcas (Sep 24, 2017 at 13:43)
 HAHA this trail scared me on my hardtail
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