5 miles
Distance
890 ft
Climb
-947 ft
Descent
00:25:40
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 47 Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Trail 47 Details

  • Riding Area
    Fort Ord National Monument
    Monterey, California
  • AKA
    Couch Canyon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year
  • Global Ranking
    #23524 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

Starting from Skyline Road, climb up the hill toward Laguna Seca and look for the trail to split off to your left. The initial descent behind turn 6 of Laguna Seca Raceway is fun and flows well. After the descent, climb a bit and pass the entrance/exit to the Grand Prix Campground and then start a long descent down the hillside through the Fort Ord Grasslands. Look for a split in the trail. Straight ahead is Trail 48 which re-connects with Trail 47 after a short distance.

For a little longer ride and a drop further down the hill take Trail 47 to the right. After another climb, follow the trail around a hill and then drop down into the bottom of Couch Canyon. After crossing a dry stream bed gradually climb up and out toward Skyline Road. Before you get there face "Hurl Hill" for a possible hike-a-bike.

Access Info

Access via Skyline Rd heading South OR Guidotti Rd heading South

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Trail 47 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -58 ft
  • Altitude min
    498 ft
  • Altitude max
    954 ft
  • Altitude start
    860 ft
  • Altitude end
    803 ft
  • Grade max
    -22.452%
  • Grade min
    20.596%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    997 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:40
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Status:
on Jun 6, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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Directions to trail-47 trailhead (36.589650, -121.743050)
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Trail 47 Trail Reports

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Jun 6, 2018 @ 9:47pm
Jun 6, 2018
Overgrown vegetation, 6 foot tall grass made it hard to see the trail and made me feel like I was a combine harvester....
Apr 16, 2018 @ 4:57pm
Apr 16, 2018
In good condition but wet.
Jun 20, 2017 @ 12:25pm
Jun 20, 2017
47/ 48 Trail are ridable for most part, but slow. Very overgrown with weeds in places. Spring mud holes have turned to pits and hard ruts.
Apr 25, 2017 @ 9:48pm
Apr 25, 2017
Apr 16, 2015 @ 10:10pm
Apr 16, 2015
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May 7, 2018
Trail 47, My City
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Trail 47, My City
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Apr 27, 2017 @ 1:03pm
Apr 27, 2017
Trail 47, Vancouver

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag g797 (Dec 14, 2017 at 1:14)
 Lots of holes and ruts from the rain. Can't ride fast.
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  • + 0
flag mssalehi (2 days ago)
 South end of trail, off the main loop, is not clearly marked and often inaccessible. Would recommend bypassed and staying on main loop.
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