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San Dieguito River Park - Bernardo Bay/ Piedras Pintadas Trail

 21 votes

Length

8.2 Miles 13.2 Kilometers


80%

Singletrack

Elevation

570' 174 m

Ascent

-567' -173 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

488' 149 m

High

317' 97 m

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Sweet little loop of singletrack trails.

David Hekel

Overview

This section of trails within the SDRP are a great way to get a nice ride in after work. Most of the trails are singletrack with some nice technical rocky sections.The trail around the perimeter gives great views of the lake.

These trails don't have individual trail names, so I've marked this ride as following a single trail with the same name.
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Description

The first part takes you down the pedestrian path towards the lake. From there it's a sharp left onto a nice flowing piece of singletrack along the lake shore. This leads to a little techy rock out cropping then along with some more singletrack.

At close to 2 miles, you'll hang a right, heading across a bridge to some more singletrack trails. Along the way you'll spot a seasonal waterfall. At around 3 miles you'll hit Piedras Loop that climbs onto a ridge line and into a rock garden. It's tight so pay attention.

After looping around you'll head back the way you came. Around the 5.5 mile mark, head right onto to some wider trail and wrap around towards the kiosk and another sneaky piece of singletrack that leads you back towards the staging area. But don't go back yet - instead head left and a little after the 6 mile mark, take a sharp right onto a singletrack heading uphill, continue on to the switchbacks and have fun. You'll eventually connect with the shore trail but instead of continuing around come up the double wide hill climb back towards the trailhead.

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May 20, 2018
Todd Northup
Yeah 7mi
Mar 26, 2018
Steven Lennox
Mar 15, 2018
Brian Jovanovic
Feb 10, 2018
Will Smith
8mi
Jan 27, 2018
Kyle Swenson
Dec 30, 2017
Ron Huntjens
Dec 18, 2017
Mateo Juez
Fun little trail. Wish I lived closer
Nov 22, 2017
Erik Anthony
Lots of fences and closings. Could not do all Trail 5mi

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  3.5 from 21 votes

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in California

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Mike Sylvester
Oceanside, CA
Mike Sylvester   Oceanside, CA
Most people know this as Lake Hodges. A decent place to get some exercise but nothing special. Not enough single track and there are a ton of hikers of all ages every weekend. This is where you take beginners to learn. Jan 27, 2014

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