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Trail 47 (Couch Canyon)

Intermediate
 3.8 (4)

A ride with a view from Laguna Seca through the grasslands of Couch Canyon on Fort Ord.


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3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

Singletrack

943' 287 m

High

505' 154 m

Low

450' 137 m

Up

519' 158 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Fort Ord National Monument trails are closed from 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise.

Description

This fun trail can be reached from near the top of Skyline Road or from the parking at Laguna Seca Recreation Area through the east end of the Grand Prix Campground.

Starting from Skyline Road, climb up the hill toward Laguna Seca and look for the trail to split off to your left. The initial descent behind turn 6 of Laguna Seca Raceway is fun and flows well. After the descent, climb a bit and pass the entrance/exit to the Grand Prix Campground and then start a long descent down the hillside through the Fort Ord Grasslands. Look for a split in the trail. Straight ahead is Trail 48 which re-connects with Trail 47 after a short distance.

For a little longer ride and a drop further down the hill take Trail 47 to the right. After another climb, follow the trail around a hill and then drop down into the bottom of Couch Canyon. After crossing a dry stream bed gradually climb up and out toward Skyline Road. Before you get there face "Hurl Hill" for a possible hike-a-bike. Trail 47 dumps out at the Top of Guidotti Road. Bear left to re-connect to Skyline Road or take a right to head down to Toro Park.

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Darius Rike

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on the way to couch canyon.
May 25, 2013 near Carmel…, CA
sweet singletrack on the way to couch canyon
May 25, 2013 near Carmel…, CA
Rolling hills, sheep and wildflowers galore
Apr 24, 2013 near Del Rey…, CA
Best not to ride into the many, many sheep
Apr 24, 2013 near Del Rey…, CA
Hurl Hill. This photo makes it look easy, it's not.
Apr 24, 2013 near Del Rey…, CA

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Nov 15, 2017
Joe B
Walked mist uphills. 4.8mi
Apr 21, 2013
Katy Ryan
Hurl Hill is possible with the SRAM XX
Apr 20, 2013
Katy Ryan
Wildflowers are gorgeous and sheep are plenty