1.1 miles
62 ft
-196 ft
Avg time

Upper La Cima Trail Details

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  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager
    Anza Borrego State Park

If you are riding the La CimaTrail be prepared for a gritty, slow, rocky (at first) singletrack climb. Once on top, continue on La Cima where you'll pedal outstanding singletrack with sweeping views. La Cima will turn into/become the California Ride and Hiking Trail, but you won't know it. Simply stay on the singletrack the entire time. Follow the flow of the trail. It's a dandy!

Access Info

Distance from downtown San Diego: 60 miles. Allow 1 hour and 10 minutes driving time. Drive east on I-8 and then north on Hwy 79 to the junction with the Sunrise Hwy (SR-1). Drive east on SR-1, 3.2 miles to the turnoff on the right (west) for the Sunrise Trailhead, which is just past milepost 34.5. Vault toilets but no water available

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More Stats for Upper La Cima Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -133 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,859 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,019 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,996 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,863 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,508 ft
  • Distance down
    4,028 ft
  • Distance flat
    372 ft
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