El Prieto Trail

 25 votes

1.6 Miles 2.6 Kilometers

Singletrack

12' 4 m

Ascent

-711' -217 m

Descent

2,024' 617 m

High

1,324' 404 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Unknown

2,024' 617 m

High

1,324' 404 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Sweet singletrack with lots of technical riding.

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El Prieto is a unique singletrack experience in Southern California. Extreme exposure, 180-degree switchbacks, stream crossings, and rock gardens all within an oak-lined canyon. This is classic mountain biking with a challenge for everyone.

Beginning riders may choose to walk some technical sections but the trail is rideable from beginning to end by experienced riders. Beware of poison oak along this trail as its present all year.

El Prieto is usually accessed by climbing up Brown Mountain to the first saddle and then descending the Fern Truck Trail to the upper El Prieto entrance. As you ascend Brown, you'll see the downhill exit of El Prieto at the log. Do be aware that plenty of hikers visit El Prieto and using a bell is highly advised, especially on weekends.

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