Carmel Valley Connector
ElevationAscent: 163' 50 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 334' 102 m
Low: 171' 52 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
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“A fun rocky singletrack that connects the McGonnigle Trail and the Santa Monica Ridge to Del Vino and Cobbles”— Doug Rierdan
In the middle section, you'll pop out into a hidden jump park. There are several side trails that lead off into some very serious jumps which are not for the faint of heart.
Continuing West, the trail gets faster and rockier with plenty of baby-head rocks and sandy corners. Towards the end, you'll pass by a small pond. Head South which will take you to a long pink concrete driveway. You'll end up on Del Vino court. This will take you directly to the Cobbles trail (which will drop you back into Penasquitos canyon at the Penasquitos Creek Falls).
On a side note: If you veer left before the pink concrete you'll connect to the Switchbacks and onto the Del Mar Mesa Preserve.