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Beeler Canyon Marthas Grove Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (38) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great way to link Sycamore Canyon/Goodan Ranch.


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10.8

Miles

17.3

KM

60%

Singletrack

1,164' 355 m

High

686' 209 m

Low

1,055' 321 m

Up

1,055' 322 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Overview

This ride starts at the Beeler Canyon Trailhead. The Beeler Canyon Trail has some nice covered sections and is well maintained. Continue on to the Ridge Trail where the view of the valley below is awesome. The North Ridgeline Trail is pretty technical. The ride on Martha's Grove Trail after coming down Cardiac Hill on your way to the grove might be the best part of this ride.

Need to Know

Beware. The singletrack trail and high brush can block your view of others on the trail. We saw 2 cyclists collide head on, nothing serious, but did prompt us all to purchase bells for our bikes.

Description

From Hwy 15, take Scripps Poway Pkwy eastbound. Take a right on Pomerado then a left on Creek Rd. Go straight as it turns into Beeler Canyon Rd. There is a turn-out 2.5 miles down for parking.

From the trailhead, it's about 1.3 miles to your first hard climb. This singletrack is about 2.6 miles along Beeler Canyon Trail up to the Ridgeline Trail fire road. Take a right at the service road and follow it until you see a drop in for North Ridgeline Trail. Take that trail down to the Sycamore parking lot/staging area.

Take the Martha's Grove Trail, which takes you to Cardiac Hill. Follow this and you'll wind through a grove. It will take you down into Sycamore Canyon Preserve. The trail ends at the service road right across from a historic windmill.

Take a right on the road and after about 0.5 miles you'll be at the ranger station. This is a good place for a snack and to take in the area. From there, head up the service road back the start of Martha's Grove. It's a tough climb back up. Once back at the staging area, just take the Ridgeline Trail (to the left) back to the way you came through Beeler Canyon.

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Shared By:

Andre Webb with improvements by Susie Murphy and 1 other

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Photos

Great viewpoint of Scripps Poway and Sycamore canyon from Beeler Canyon Trail
Jan 10, 2015 near Poway, CA
Spring flowers with horse ranches and Iron Mountain in the background
Mar 26, 2018 near Poway, CA
Martha's Grove memorial.
Jun 12, 2018 near Poway, CA
At the beginning of Martha's Grove Trail...the flowers are starting to bloom.
Feb 18, 2020 near Poway, CA
View from top of Martha's Grove Trail.
Mar 16, 2015 near Poway, CA
Singletrack ascent and still climbing.
Jun 12, 2018 near Poway, CA

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Mar 6, 2021
Fredrick Ram
Feb 26, 2021
Bobby Coffman
Feb 14, 2021
Todd Northup
Feb 5, 2021
Rich C
First time here. Really enjoyed it. Some good climbs 10.6mi — 1h 30m
Jan 10, 2021
Andy Nager
with Seth 12mi
Jan 2, 2021
Minh Le
Dec 22, 2020
Dalton Bannister
Fun ride with hard climb 10.7mi — 1h 26m
May 22, 2020
Mcesaro
Fun ridge but loop in the meadow not really worth it