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New San Juan Trail

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 3.5 (4)

A well-maintained, scenic stretch of trail between Blue Jay Campground and Cocktail Rock.


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Map Key

5.1

Miles

8.1

KM

Singletrack

3,395' 1,035 m

High

2,785' 849 m

Low

434' 132 m

Up

811' 247 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Adventure Pass needed to park at Blue Jay Campground.

Description

To contrast the eroded Old San Juan Trail, this trail is a refreshing change with beautiful sections through oak forest and chaparral. The tread is intact and keeps a manageable grade throughout.

The best way to access this trail is from Blue Jay Campground and heading southwest. Use the MTB Project mobile app to navigate the intersections as the signage can be confusing or non-existent. The trail ends at the Cocktail Rock intersection with the Old San Juan Trail.

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Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 4 votes

#4

in Alberhill

#15315

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  3.5 from 4 votes
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#4

in Alberhill

#1,227

in California

#15,315

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This is a long and physically challenging route through the Cleveland National Forest area that's commonly referred to as the San Juan Lollipop Loop.  In total I logged 23 miles with 4300 feet of climbing.
Jun 6, 2019 near Lakelan…, CA
Cocktail rock
Dec 13, 2014 near Coto De…, CA
Downhill from Cocktail after the rain!
Apr 1, 2020 near Coto De…, CA
Part 1 of 6 videos of a nearly complete ride from top to bottom. Read the captions in each video for further details.
Nov 16, 2015 near Coto De…, CA
Mountain Biking San Juan Trail.
Dec 14, 2019 near Lakelan…, CA

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Aug 3, 2019
Bob Monticupo
Mar 24, 2019
Davy Sum Darren
Jun 9, 2018
Weston Penfield
Better downhill, very difficult sections uphill with rocks and roots. Had to dismount several times on the uphill 7mi
Aug 12, 2017
Ryan Stoddard
Make sure you have some pretty sturdy rims and spokes to deal with all the rocks and tree roots. Extra water is always advisable. 8.5mi — 4h 08m
Apr 23, 2017
Pepe T
11mi
Dec 26, 2016
Mike Dour