2 miles
Distance
169 ft
Climb
-511 ft
Descent
00:10:56
Avg time

Whip Tail Details

  • Riding Area
    Rancho La Costa Preserve
    Carlsbad, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #24364 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Really fun trail wth rocky sections and mellow berms. Best from the top all the way to Copper creek.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Whip Tail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -342 ft
  • Altitude min
    566 ft
  • Altitude max
    972 ft
  • Altitude start
    972 ft
  • Altitude end
    630 ft
  • Grade max
    -39.375%
  • Grade min
    41.968%
  • Distance climb
    1,935 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    742 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:20
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Status:
on Dec 14, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Double Black Diamond

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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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
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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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Directions to whip-tail trailhead (33.086540, -117.212300)
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      Whip Tail Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 14, 2018 @ 8:13am
      Dec 14, 2018
      Good condition today... :)
      Oct 13, 2018 @ 9:10pm
      Oct 13, 2018
      Some puddles from last night's rain. Dirt was pretty tacky throughout the whole trail.
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 3:24pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      some turns blown out due to lack of trail crews
      Feb 23, 2018 @ 11:05pm
      Feb 23, 2018
      Chunky per usual. Watch your sidewalls.
      Dec 29, 2017 @ 12:47pm
      Dec 29, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 116 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 545 rides
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      Photos

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      Feb 10, 2019 @ 4:05pm
      Feb 10, 2019
      | 2 comments Whip Tail, Carlsbad
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      Feb 10, 2019 @ 4:05pm
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      Feb 10, 2019 @ 4:05pm
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      Whip Tail, Carlsbad
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      Feb 10, 2019 @ 4:05pm
      Feb 10, 2019
      Whip Tail, Carlsbad

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Tomiller10 (May 8, 2017 at 13:44)
       Nicer trail, needs some erosion work in a few sections
      [Reply]

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