Las Catalinas Main Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,352' 412 m
Descent: -1,351' -412 m
High: 395' 120 m
Low: 69' 21 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“A purpose built singletrack through coastal hills with dramatic ocean views and great flow.”— Charles Brewer
Family Friendly The trails are not overly difficult, but are often built on steep sideslopes which can be intimidating for beginners.
The full-service bike shop, Pura Vida Ride, has rentals and is located very close to the trailhead. The loop is part of Las Catalinas, a beautiful pedestrian town on the beach that has many options for food, drink, and lodging.
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In rainy season, timing is more flexible. Mornings are generally clear and afternoons may be cloudy with possible rain. Morning riding is still generally the best plan.
The main hazard along this ride are steep sideslopes, of which there are many. Though not cliffs, these slops are places where you could go for a long tumble. As some area pros have said, "...the trail is not hard, but it is hard to go fast!"
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