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Lake Calavera Tour

 
 16 votes

5.0 Miles 8.0 Kilometers


50%

Singletrack

408' 124 m

Ascent

-407' -124 m

Descent

386' 118 m

High

219' 67 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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A great route through Calavera Preserve, curvy singletrack and fun downhills.

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Stay on designated trails and be ready to yield to other trail users.
This ride follows a series of fun loops and short connector trails. The terrain is sandy chaparral, with curvy singletrack and some fun downhill sections.
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Description

Park along Tamarack Ave when you see the gate and dam down the hill. Enter the preserve by going around the gate, and then head straight down across the dam. Follow the full track for the best continuous loop, but you can shortcut back by eliminating the further loops. The shortest loop would be simply going around the lake only.


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Sep 9, 2017
Kei Miyagi
Sep 4, 2017
Remington Johnson
4.8mi
Aug 19, 2017
Gary O'Gorman
This place is awesome, if your looking for a place to ride that doesn't kill you climbing up and gets you hauling ass on the way back down this is it. 7.3mi
Jul 15, 2017
Abe Demcho
10mi
Jul 14, 2017
Abe Demcho
Jul 2, 2017
Jim D
5.1mi
Jul 2, 2017
Ali Hummos
10mi — 2h 00m
Apr 24, 2017
Adam Dm

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  3.9 from 16 votes

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#71

in California

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5,596 Since Aug 30, 2016
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Conditions


All Clear 60 days ago
Mostly Dry - Some Sand but it is not thick at all, hit the mountain in front of the lake an ride the back (south/west) side down for the best down hill, but there are other awesome down hill trails as well if you can't or don't want to climb up something steep.
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Park near the new high school on Cannon Road near College. There's signage that says "Trail Parking". Dec 18, 2015
The local bike shop also told me to park near the high school at the end of Cannon road, but the trail that connects from there to the rest of the trail is closed to bicycles now! Jul 5, 2017
Michael Linden
San Diego, CA
Michael Linden   San Diego, CA
It's true! Land managers officially closed the unsanctioned trails between the lake and the high school. You can still park near the HS and take the asphalt/dirt trail up to the dam, where the sanctioned trail is. It's predominantly sand, I rated the trail intermediate, lots of potential for front tire wash out. This has been my favorite trail for the singletrack that's now sadly closed. Sad! Aug 1, 2017

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