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Overview


This is the area page for the 2014 Sea Otter Classic, being held from April 10-13.

Race website: seaotterclassic.com

There's a new cross country course in 2014 - but continues the Sea Otter singletrack tradition for each of the cross country race categories. New trails, different distances, lots of climbing, and a few more wide fire road/double tracks sections for passing - are all part of the 2014 experience. Sea Otter Classic cross country is a qualifying event for the USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Championships - visit www.usacycling.org for complete National Championships qualifying information.

For course details, check out the following:
www.mtbproject.com/trail/4871185/sea-otter-classic-c...

www.mtbproject.com/trail/4873893/sea-otter-classic-c...

Mobile service can be challenging at times. Course maps can be downloaded ahead of time with the MTB Project mobile app: www.mtbproject.com/mobileApp

Camping & Places to Stay


Camping is available during the event. Details available here: www.seaotterclassic.com/index.cfm/where_to_stay_camp...

Local Clubs


Monterey Off Road Cycling Association
Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz

Climate


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FEATURED RIDES
4.7 (9)
An arduous climb up Ollason Peak, followed by 10-15 minutes of narrow downhill.
near Seaside, California
4.5 (2)
A nice loop with decent climbs and fun downhill sections with great views alo...
near Salinas, California
4.0 (3)
A great short ride from Laguna Seca with fantastic views and a good bit of cl...
near Monterey, California
4.0 (2)
A super fast course for the first five miles, some hard climbs a fun downhill...
near Del Rey Oaks, California
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TOP FEATURED RIDES
Best Rides in 2014 Sea Otter Classic
#1 Pipeline Loop 8.6 mile13.9 km
Green
Seaside, California An arduous climb up Ollason Peak, followed by 1...
#2 Creekside Ride to Outhouse ... 12.5 mile20.2 km
Green
Salinas, California A nice loop with decent climbs and fun downhill...
#3 Couch Canyon 4.8 mile7.7 km
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Monterey, California A great short ride from Laguna Seca with fantas...
#4 Sea Otter Classic Cross Cou... 20.0 mile32.1 km
Green
Del Rey Oaks, California A super fast course for the first five miles, s...
#5 Sea Otter Classic Enduro Co... 17.1 mile27.5 km
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Monterey, California Starts with the Sea Otter Downhill and then sam...
#6 Sea Otter Classic Cross Cou... 25.8 mile41.5 km
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Del Rey Oaks, California A super fast course for the first five miles, s...
#7 Inter-Garrison Rd to Kyle&#... 8.4 mile13.6 km
Green
Marina, California A nice beginners ride through Coast Live Oak an...
TOP TRAILS
Best Mountain Bike Trails in 2014 Sea Otter Classic
#1 Pipeline Trail 2.6 mile4.1 km
Green
Salinas, California A twisty descent on narrow singletrack along a ...
#2 Trail 41 (Goat Trail) 2.4 mile3.8 km
?
Seaside, California Upper section is a nice cruise through the gras...
#3 Trail 36 0.6 mile1.0 km
Green
Seaside, California Fun and flowing ride through the manzanita.
#4 Trail 47 (Couch Canyon) 4.8 mile7.8 km
Green
Del Rey Oaks, California A ride with a view from Laguna Seca through the...
#5 Trail 50 (South) 1.3 mile2.2 km
?
Seaside, California A nice flowing trail from Lookout Ridge Road do...
#6 Fern Trail - a nice technic... 0.4 mile0.6 km
?
Seaside, California
#7 Trail 42 (Red Rock) 1.0 mile1.7 km
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Seaside, California A fun ride down from Three Sisters Road to the ...
#8 Trail 35 0.6 mile1.0 km
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Salinas, California A great climb up to the ridge road with great v...
#9 Trail 32 0.3 mile0.4 km
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Seaside, California A fun winding ride down the hillside through Co...
#10 Trail 44 (Outhouse) 1.0 mile1.5 km
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Seaside, California A fun and flowing ride to a knoll with a view, ...
#11 Trail 69 (North) 0.6 mile1.0 km
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Seaside, California A fun, twisty trail through Manzanita and Oaks.
#12 Trail 56 0.8 mile1.2 km
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Seaside, California A nice trail that winds along a vernal pool and...
#13 Trail 61 (Bermese) 0.9 mile1.5 km
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Seaside, California A fun and flowing ride through the Manzanita ou...
#14 Trail 49 (South) 0.9 mile1.5 km
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Seaside, California Ride down from "The Rock" and wind th...
#15 Trail 82 1.1 mile1.8 km
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Seaside, California A challenging climb that's a lot more fun ...
#16 Trail 50 (North) 0.7 mile1.1 km
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Seaside, California A fun and flowing trail down through Manzanita ...
#17 Trail 49 (North) 1.3 mile2.1 km
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Seaside, California A nice flowing trail from "The Rock" ...
#18 Equestrian Center to Inter-... 1.6 mile2.6 km (being written)
?
Marina, California From Equestrian Center to Inter-Garrison trailhead
#19 Trail 91 1.1 mile1.8 km
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Marina, California Rutted and sandy trail with some rocky sections.
#20 Trail 70 0.5 mile0.8 km
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Marina, California A short climb across the top of the hill and st...
#21 Trail 27 0.6 mile0.9 km
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Salinas, California A fun ride out onto a bluff with a nice overloo...
#22 Trail 76 0.9 mile1.5 km
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Salinas, California Ride out onto the bluff for a nice overlook of ...
#23 Trail 25 0.5 mile0.8 km
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Salinas, California A gradual climb up and a good way to avoid most...
#24 Trail 30 0.5 mile0.7 km
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Salinas, California A short climb out from the parking lot with a g...
#25 Trail 85 0.3 mile0.4 km
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Seaside, California A nice connector from Trail 82 to Pilarcitos Ri...
#26 Trail 20 0.7 mile1.2 km
?
Marina, California A gradual climb or descent, this trail is fun e...
#27 Trail 52 0.6 mile0.9 km
?
Marina, California A nice ride through the oaks from Watkins Gate ...
#28 Trail 14 0.8 mile1.3 km
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Marina, California Ride along a vernal pond through oaks and gradu...
#29 Trail 59 (Blair Witch) 0.6 mile1.0 km
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Seaside, California A fun twisty trail through manzanita and oak.
#30 Trail 68 0.3 mile0.5 km
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Seaside, California Short a bit steep and narrow through the Manzan...
#31 Trail 96 0.4 mile0.7 km
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Seaside, California An old road turning to trail through Manzanita ...
#32 Little MOAB Road 0.8 mile1.3 km
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Seaside, California A connector road to a nice view via a somewhat ...
#33 Trail 57 0.5 mile0.9 km
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Seaside, California A nice connector from 15 to 56 through Manzanit...
#34 Three Sisters Road 1.4 mile2.2 km
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Seaside, California Connector from Jacks Road to Oil Well Road with...
#35 Trail 43 (Ewok) 0.6 mile1.0 km
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Seaside, California A Gradual climb up to Three Sisters Road from S...
#36 Skyline Road 3.0 mile4.9 km
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Seaside, California This road takes you from Laguna Seca to Jacks R...
#37 Lookout Ridge Road - North End 0.6 mile0.9 km
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Seaside, California Climb up from Jack's Road (paved) to a nic...
#38 Lookout Ridge Road - South End 2.5 mile4.0 km
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Del Rey Oaks, California This ridge road takes you from Laguna Seca to &...
#39 Trail 22 0.8 mile1.2 km
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Seaside, California Ridge trail with some great views of Salinas Va...
#40 Trail 62 (Chain Gang) 0.6 mile0.9 km
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Seaside, California A twisty trail through manzanita that connects ...
#41 Trail 23 0.6 mile1.0 km
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Marina, California A nice connector trail between trails 20 and 15.
#42 E Machine Gun Flats Road 1.0 mile1.6 km
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Marina, California East/West Road connects Hennekens Ranch Rd to B...
#43 Trail 67 0.7 mile1.2 km
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Seaside, California A sandy rutted trail with a nice view at the hi...
#44 West Machine Gun Flats Road 1.3 mile2.2 km
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Seaside, California A connector from Hennekens Ranch Road to Watkin...
#45 Trail 94 0.3 mile0.4 km
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Seaside, California Short connector from West Machine Gun Flats Roa...
#46 Pilarcitos Canyon Road (The... 2.9 mile4.7 km
?
Del Rey Oaks, California Known as "The Grind" this road takes ...
#47 Pilarcitos Ridge Road 1.0 mile1.7 km
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Seaside, California A connector from Jacks Road (paved) to the trai...
#48 Crescent Bluff Road (Segment) 1.1 mile1.7 km
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Seaside, California The road takes you from the bottom of Trail 22 ...
#49 Sandstone Ridge Road 0.8 mile1.3 km
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Seaside, California A ridge road with some great views that takes y...
#50 Jerry Smith Corridor 0.6 mile1.0 km
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Marina, California An access corridor from Inter-garrison Road to ...
#51 Trail 51 0.3 mile0.4 km
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Marina, California
#52 Trail 19 0.3 mile0.5 km
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Marina, California
#53 Trail 17 0.5 mile0.8 km
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Marina, California
#54 Trail 55 0.4 mile0.6 km
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Marina, California
#55 Trail 18 0.5 mile0.9 km
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Marina, California
#56 Trail 54 0.3 mile0.5 km
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Marina, California
#57 Trail 93 - A short rocky se... 0.3 mile0.5 km
?
Seaside, California
#58 Trail 75 - Runs from Jacks ... 0.6 mile1.0 km
?
Seaside, California
#59 Trail 78 - A nice singletra... 0.6 mile0.9 km
?
Seaside, California
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