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San Clemente/Rose Canyons

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Length

15.9 Miles 25.5 Kilometers


85%

Singletrack

Elevation

628' 191 m

Ascent

-627' -191 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

344' 105 m

High

89' 27 m

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All Clear 22 days ago
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An out and back ride with great scenery.

James Camy

Overview [Suggest Changes]

Open all year around. SDMBA has worked very hard with MCAS Miramar on access via permit on the Stowe Trail, which is on the east boundary of the Miramar Marine Corps base and any incursions on their western border are strictly prohibited. This is a HUGE ticket and bike confiscation for anyone who gets caught under and to the east of Hwy 805.
This iconic ride through the canyons offers great views of the surrounding area. It's mostly flowing singletrack through tall oak trees and brush. Be careful of the poison oak! Leaves of three, let it be! There are 3 creek crossings, no water in the summer time.
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Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

The Karl Strauss Brewery is located at the trailhead, free tastings after a ride.

Description [Suggest Changes]

The first part of the ride takes you through Rose Canyon. The second part of the ride takes you through San Clemente Canyon. The trail starts as a paved bike path. About 1 mile in, there is a dirt trail opening on the right. This part of the trail ride is parallel to the railroad tracks until the highway.

Cross the highway bridge and drop right onto the trail again. At this point, it's a wide dirt path but quickly narrows to singletrack. A creek crossing over a small bridge indicates you are in San Clemente Canyon, featuring mostly singletrack through tall Oaks and brush. There is plenty of Poison Oak in this area so be aware (leaves of three, let it be).

There is a very narrow singletrack crossing under the highway on the edge of a wash. From here, the trail takes you to Cobb, Kroc, and Biltmore trails - ride these on the return for some fast downhill. The trail ends at the east end of the canyon. Turn around, and get more whoops on the return trip!

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May 27, 2018
Gigi Ortiz
May 26, 2018
Chris Sarot
Great tree cover. Liked the three canyon climbs & ending at Karl Strauss....Perfect Day!
May 12, 2018
D H
May 6, 2018
Jose Hernandez
5.4mi
Mar 24, 2018
Andre Webb
1h 05m
Oct 22, 2017
Brian Czapla
13mi
Oct 14, 2017
Mark Menzie
Oct 3, 2017
Sean R

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  3.3 from 17 votes

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  3.3 from 17 votes
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