San Dieguito River Park - Bernardo Bay/ Piedras Pintadas Trail

 12 votes

8.2 Miles 13.2 Kilometers


80%

Singletrack

570' 174 m

Ascent

-567' -173 m

Descent

488' 149 m

High

317' 97 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

All Clear

54 days agoUpdate

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.

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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Sep 2, 2017
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Aug 19, 2017
Frank Man
Trails in good condition. Great ride.
Jul 31, 2017
Michael Bishop
11mi
Jul 29, 2017
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Jul 29, 2017
Jason Malia
Dry with sandy patches, easy cruising ride with some hills if you choose. Nice view of the lake as well 5mi
Jul 18, 2017
Greg Shelley
Jun 27, 2017
Steven Bertsche
Done
Jun 25, 2017
Christian Mannsfeld
Great trail. Beautiful lakeside ride. Flat and mot technical.

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  3.5 from 12 votes

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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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