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Horned Lizard

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.9 (8)

A steeper cousin to Switchbacks, Horned Lizard starts descending shortly past the viewpoint.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Singletrack

1,040' 317 m

High

518' 158 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

522' 159 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

Horned Lizard Trail is a steep, fast, and flowy trail that works its way through sagebrush and native Californian wildflowers as it switchbacks, similarly to Switchbacks, to its termination at the powerlines. Just like Switchbacks, Horned Lizard offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean! Have fun and watch for erosion and rock gardens.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Robson with improvements by Marc Kase

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 8 votes

#9643

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  3.9 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#675

in California

#9,643

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My new 20 year old bike worked great
Mar 21, 2021 near Lake Sa…, CA
The view from the top is worth the climb.
May 27, 2017 near Lake Sa…, CA
Made it to the top!  First time ever on a bike.
Mar 21, 2021 near Lake Sa…, CA
Horned Lizard Rocky Descent
Sep 8, 2017 near Lake Sa…, CA
At the top! All downhill from here.
Sep 7, 2021 near Lake Sa…, CA
Powerline Back to Parking
Sep 8, 2017 near Lake Sa…, CA

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Oct 13, 2019
Anthony E
Climb Switchbacks and save your downhill for Horned Lizard. Steeper, more rocky and flowy.
Jan 14, 2017
Michael Bishop
Nov 21, 2016
Brandon Russell
Sep 10, 2016
Michael Bishop