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Prewitt Ridge DH

 4.4 (5)

3.7 Miles 6.0 Kilometers


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Singletrack

0' 0 m

Ascent

-3,077' -938 m

Descent

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

3,210' 978 m

High

134' 41 m

Low

Shared By Cody Ceverha

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Spectacular views and a sweet downhill.

Cody Ceverha

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

Steep downhill on fast backcountry singletrack. Loose gravel towards the summit that can get a bit slippery.

Description

One helluva ride down. This Big Sur gem is sure to give you fast, steep downhill alongside breathtaking views.

You can find the trailhead 30 miles north of Hearst Castle along Highway 1. You'll be able to park off the highway at the trailhead or you could explore shuttle options up Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to the summit.

If you choose to bike up, the grind up is only four miles but covers 3100 ft and requires a bit of hike-a-bike. Bring lots of water. The ride down however, is a stunning one at that. Panoramic views of Big Sur and the California coastline. The singletrack down is very fast and can be pretty steep in a few sections, can be difficult for beginners. A must-see for anyone with the confidence to try visiting the area.

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Apr 3, 2018
Jacob Killion
Ride probably doesn’t get more reviews as there is no mobile service anywhere near. However, it’s a good ride if you’re camping nearby. — 2h 40m
Oct 14, 2017
Franck Syren
Dec 24, 2016
Mo Elliott
Jul 16, 2016
Cameron Dunn
Dec 15, 2015
Michael Grindstaff
one of the greatest things I ever did — 35h 45m
Mar 21, 2014
Cody Ceverha

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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Everyone talks about this being a downhill only trail. How difficult would it be to make the ascent up? Oct 5, 2016
Ryan Mackey
Monterey, CA
Ryan Mackey   Monterey, CA
Can anybody relay some beta? Are the trails open after the 2016 fire, and if so how're things condition wise? Also as of this positing (12-9-2016) it's raining and I'd like to know if it's better to ride after a good rain. Thanks peoples. Dec 9, 2016
Chris Gates
Santa Cruz, CA
Chris Gates   Santa Cruz, CA
Attempted to ride up from the Prewitt loop trailhead on HWY 1 ( at the enterence where the Big Sur Stone House driveway branches north, but unfortunately the trail was so overgrown with wet plants that I was forced to turn back after 200 yds. Not sure anyone has tried this section since 2016 but it’s in serious need of some maitence! If there is an alternate (brush free) route up from HWY 1, I’d live to hear about it! Thanks folks! Jul 3, 2018

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