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Minnewawa Truck Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.1 (9) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A tough 3,000 ft-climb with varying elevation grade. On the way, you'll be rewarded with beautiful scenery.


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12.6

Miles

20.3

KM

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Singletrack

3,544' 1,080 m

High

636' 194 m

Low

2,926' 892 m

Up

2,925' 892 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

This road travels through the Otay Mountain Wilderness, only travel on designated roads.

Overview

It's the best trail for a long, tough climb with awesome scenery. The trail starts off around 600 ft above sea level and ends up just above 3,500 ft after 6.2 miles. The view at the top is awesome overlooking Jamul, Tijuana, and Chula Vista.

Need to Know

Watch out for vehicles and off road activities. There are some blind turns. Proceed with caution. Border Patrol is regularly patrolling the area by trucks and choppers. Nothing to worry about as they can always provide assistance if needed.

Description

This is Minnewawa Truck Trail that some incorrectly refer to Otay Mesa Truck Trail. It's an unpaved, well-maintained fire road, shared by trucks, ATVs, dirt bikes, mountain bikers, and Border Patrol. Park at the Pio Pic Country Store and the trailhead is just off to the right (if you're facing east).

Minnewawa Truck Trail connects to Otay Mesa Truck Trail at Dog House Junction. Continue south Past the junction to reach Otay Mesa Peak.

The ride is about 6.2 miles long, all climbing with average 9 to 15% incline. The view at the top is awesome overlooking Jamul, Tijuana, and Chula Vista.

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Shared By:

Cuong Tang

Trail Ratings

  3.1 from 9 votes

#3167

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  3.1 from 9 votes
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Photos

The way down from Dog House Junction.
Nov 11, 2017 near Ejido J…, MX
Antennas tell you that you've reached the top.
Mar 23, 2020 near Ejido J…, MX
View to the east, near Dog House Junction
Nov 11, 2017 near Ejido J…, MX
View from 3,500 feet.
Mar 23, 2020 near Ejido J…, MX
Unpaved road
Nov 11, 2017 near Jamul, CA
The lone tree on the side of the trail...
Jan 27, 2021 near Jamul, CA

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Oct 13, 2018
Andrew Malick
12.6mi
Jan 31, 2018
Jose Lopez
May 30, 2017
Jeff Skiba