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Botanical

 6 votes

Length

0.8 Miles 1.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

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Ascent

-516' -157 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

2,400' 732 m

High

1,884' 574 m

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Conditions


All Clear 77 days ago
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A loose, rugged trail carved into an ancient road.

Peter Aumann

Overview

Description

Botanical starts at the "Cuesta Ridge Botanical Area" sign on TV Tower Road. This area protects a unique grove of cypress tress just north of the trailhead.

The trail begins beyond a metal gate, heads down what looks like a 4WD road, but quickly narrows to a singletrack peppered with secure and loose baby heads. Some sections of trail are fairly steep, and one drop/rut should be noted about 1/4 mile past the starting gate. Several sharp, rocky water bars and a set of switchbacks lead the trail to a junction with Morning Glory and an old mining road. A left turn onto Morning Glory will lead to the Eucs are below Shooters.

Note: The above mentioned old mining road and others that lead off of the Botanical and Morning Glory trails traverse California Army National Guard and/or California Men's Colony (prison) land. Trespassing carries a hefty fine, if not worse.

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Dec 13, 2016
Micah Stiegler
Able to do it without any front brakes... sketchy at times, but no big deal... Wouldn't think it was a "black diamond" unless it was noted as such...
Apr 3, 2015
Tylor Giger
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  4.0 from 6 votes

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#347

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