4 miles
Distance
468 ft
Climb
-523 ft
Descent
00:30:02
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 47 Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Trail 47 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #23524 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 47 which re-connects with Trail 48 after a short distance.

For a little longer ride some nice views and a drop further down the hill take Trail 48 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
    -57 ft
  • Altitude min
    508 ft
  • Altitude max
    949 ft
  • Altitude start
    865 ft
  • Altitude end
    807 ft
  • Grade
    -0.3%
  • Grade max
    -38%
  • Grade min
    31.9%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,624 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:39:10
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Status:
on May 18, 2020
Variable
Avg: 3.8 (5 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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  • 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
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
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      Trail 47 Trail Reports

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      May 18, 2020 @ 9:05am
      May 18, 2020
      The trail is totally over grown. In some places you couldn’t see the dirt, the weeds were up to the handlebars. I found a few ticks on me when I...
      May 25, 2019 @ 2:09pm
      May 25, 2019
      Half of it is overgrown and the bottom part of the trail that goes towards the road is pretty much gone so you need to take trail 48 to bypass it
      Mar 28, 2019 @ 8:40pm
      Mar 28, 2019
      Surprisingly dry. A few low spots have mud puddles, but they don’t slow you down much. The dry portions of the trail are fast and tacky. With...
      Mar 10, 2019 @ 7:54pm
      Mar 10, 2019
      reporter Major Water drainage issue, large mud holes
      Jan 18, 2019 @ 6:06am
      Jan 18, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 29 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 45 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 283 rides
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      Photos

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      May 29, 2019 @ 3:58pm
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      2018 Sea Otter Classic - Category 2 & 3 Cross Country Race race
      19 miles
      2017 Category 3 Cross Country Course Map race
      14 miles
      Gravel Grinder race
      29 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag g797 (Dec 14, 2017 at 1:14)
       Lots of holes and ruts from the rain. Can't ride fast.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag mssalehi (Dec 15, 2018 at 9:30)
       South end of trail, off the main loop, is not clearly marked and often inaccessible. Would recommend bypassed and staying on main loop.
      [Reply]

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