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Cactus Hill Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (8)

A fun descent down a ridgeline, flowing through banked turns... watch out for the cactus!


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Map Key

0.5

Miles

0.8

KM

Singletrack

1,454' 443 m

High

1,217' 371 m

Low

23' 7 m

Up

236' 72 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This is the main downhill trail from four corners. There are other trails, but none are used nearly as much as Cactus Hill Trail. The terrain is dry chaparral with cacti and scrub brush, and the dirt is sandy with loose rock in the crevasses. The trail is used extensively and has a lot of brake bumps and skid ruts in the turns.

From four corners, head downhill, but stay left at the split 50 yards down. Cactus Hill Trail will then flow around easy turns down a ridge. Not too steep, but steep enough for steady braking, try not to let the brake bumps bother you too much. After a last few tight turns, the trail straightens out for a short stretch, then hooks left onto a short uphill slope of loose rock. At the top, the trail ends, intersecting with Santiago Ranch Rd, a wide doubletrack that leads to more trails.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dave Gregg

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 8 votes

#6387

Overall
  4.3 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#379

in California

#6,387

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Photos

Whiting Ranch
Dec 23, 2015 near Portola…, CA
A nice breeze at the top of the Luge.
Dec 14, 2017 near Portola…, CA
Easy downhill on Cactus! Not too fast.
Aug 3, 2016 near Portola…, CA
Top of Mustang.
Dec 14, 2017 near Portola…, CA
Top of Whiting Ranch.
Dec 14, 2017 near Portola…, CA
A South Easterly look from Four Corners
Apr 15, 2013 near Portola…, CA

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Jul 18, 2020
Bruh Momentum
Best trail in whiting so far. First time and fairly easy. — 0h 03m
Jun 9, 2017
Heather Wondrash
Jun 5, 2017
Ameen Younis
Oct 10, 2016
Andrew C.