Barranca

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Trail

1.3 Miles 2.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

120' 37 m

Ascent

-641' -195 m

Descent

997' 304 m

High

357' 109 m

Low

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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A steep trail through rocky chaparral.

Peter Aumann

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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All Clear 77 days ago
Dry - The recent rain has made barranca very fun.... With rocks less loose than usual...Don't get me wrong still a very difficult climb even with t...
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