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Barranca

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 4.1 (8)

A steep trail through rocky chaparral.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.0

KM

Singletrack

997' 304 m

High

357' 109 m

Low

120' 37 m

Up

641' 195 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Barranca starts from East Boundary with a short climb with several short switchbacks. Beware of poison oak in this section. The top (mile 0.3) provides good views to the South side of Montana de Oro SP.

Right off the top, Barranca begins a steep twisty descent (12-20%). Beware of several blind corners on the upper half of the descent. The trail opens up a bit in the middle third for some great open ridgetop views before a second series of switchbacks. Near the bottom, a wide open traverse ends at a steep rocky drop and two final switchbacks before spitting out onto Islay Creek Road.

The most straightforward loop to descend Barranca goes up Hazard Peak Trail to East Boundary, Barranca, and out Islay Creek Road. Another option is to climb East Boundary (steep) for another Barranca lap or back over Hazard Peak Trail.

Barranca can also be climbed, and its steepness is a good challenge for a full mile.

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Shared By:

Peter Aumann

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  4.1 from 8 votes

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Sep 19, 2020
Salvador Avila
Fairly loose dirt and rocks, still fun. Bring extra lube, your chain will thank you
Feb 6, 2019
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Oct 7, 2018
Lori Lewis
Nov 24, 2016
Petr Zadrazil
Oct 2, 2016
Paul Brenneman
Sep 28, 2016
Paul Brenneman