2 miles
Distance
506 ft
Climb
-505 ft
Descent
288 ft
High Point

Vista San Carlos Details

  • Riding Area
    Catch 22-La Manga
    San Carlos
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #96361 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail will test your ability to climb, descend and balance your bike. Very demanding trail with a few hike-a-bike sections depending your level of skill. Bring your helmet, gloves and knee and elbow protection if you have it.
It is marked only by rock cairns and sometimes difficult to follow and because of it's very technical nature it is not ridden very often. First stop is an slight out and back section to viewpoint overlooking the Bahia San Carlos. Then loop around an additional 4km of rocky, off-camber, drops, climbs, finishing with a path on 'slickrock' through and next to an arroyo.
Some of the most amazing views in San Carlos.

Access Info

Closest parking is located next to the marina seca. Cross the arroyo to begin the climbing the trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Vista San Carlos bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    17 ft
  • Altitude start
    20 ft
  • Altitude end
    21 ft
  • Grade
    0.009%
  • Grade max
    -25.314%
  • Grade min
    22.443%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,119 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Nov 7, 2017 @ 5:49pm
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      Jul 5, 2016
      Vista San Carlos, San Carlos

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag gunkon (Sep 24, 2017 at 18:32)
       After several tries, was impossible to get into start point. Access very hard to find on actual conditions.
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