1 miles
Distance
56 ft
Climb
-513 ft
Descent
00:07:57
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
    #32242 in Mountain Biking

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 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
    00:07:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:40
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Status:
on Oct 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.4 (5 votes)

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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
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!
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May 6, 2018 @ 10:31am
May 6, 2018
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Dec 23, 2017 @ 6:49pm
Dec 23, 2017
Tough and Dirty Slide
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Aug 20, 2017 @ 2:33pm
Aug 20, 2017
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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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