Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

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  3.0 from 4 votes
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Rank: #3 in the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve area
#704 in CA, #8,060 Overall
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Aug 2 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Fairbanks Ranch,
“East-West trail that provides access to the majority of Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve trails.”
James Camy on May 30, 2014
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13.121.0 milesKilometers 291’89 m Ascent 245’75 m High 1% Avg Grade (0°)
Doubletrack Type -290’-88 m Descent 36’11 m Low 5% Max Grade (3°)
Open all year around.
1:28 average time for 12.8 miles. Details

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve East-West trail provides access to the majority of the Preserve's trails.

Start at the Penasquitos Creek Park parking area and head west. The trail will wind around the creek and end at the highway. There are several creek tributaries you can cross along the trail. At the highway you cross the overpass and return on the South side of the creek heading East.

Besides the main trail, there is singletrack along the creek and outside of the main trail.
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