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Santa Monica Ridge Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (9)

Technical singletrack with varying elevations.


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Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.1

KM

Singletrack

321' 98 m

High

95' 29 m

Low

182' 56 m

Up

371' 113 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Open all year around.

Description

This area of trail is accessed from the top of Del Mar Mesa Preserve. The trail starts with a steep descent down a rocky utility road. At the bottom, there is a deep creek crossing. Once across the creek, ascend the other side and look for a singletrack trail on the left. Take this trail and pick your line. It is full of cobbles and loose rock. The elevation changes are constant (like a roller coaster).

The end of this trail opens to a wide path, then singletrack. Ride the singletrack towards the lake and partially around the lake. The trail around the lake is very narrow with low hanging tree branches and thick brush. Follow the singletrack to the trail that ascends to the top of the ridge. At the top is a field, cross the field to the singletrack. This trail winds around and descends back to the bottom. At the bottom is a horse trail which you ride until the highway.

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James Camy

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  4.3 from 9 votes

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  4.3 from 9 votes
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Photos

Santa Monica Ridge Lake.
May 28, 2014 near Fairban…, CA
Trail heading away from Santa Monica Ridge Lake.
May 28, 2014 near Fairban…, CA
This fence and sign now cut right through this trail right about here on the map.
Jul 28, 2017 near Carmel…, CA

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Apr 26, 2021
Sven Hagemeier
Mar 11, 2021
Tom Chalgren
pretty steep climbs. After rain had to cross wide flowing creek twice, lots of fun. 3mi
Nov 13, 2020
Boom Caca
2mi
May 20, 2020
Danny Alton
Jan 4, 2020
Andrej Zgora
Jan 28, 2019
Brian Fritz
Oct 9, 2018
Scott Vanderpoel
May 5, 2018
Chris Sarot