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This ride features the biggest bang for your buck; epic ocean views with the most diversity of trail features and flow.


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4.8

Miles

7.7

KM

95%

Singletrack

254' 77 m

High

54' 17 m

Low

499' 152 m

Up

495' 151 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly Climbs are not too intense and offer plenty of wildlife and views.

Overview

This ride offers the most of what Las Catalinas has to offer. Experiencing mellow climbs littered with banked corners, natural rock gardens and epic ocean views around switchback turns. Being a more downhill oriented rider, this trail offers the least amount of climbing for the most amount of jumps, rollers, berms and rocky gnar.

Need to Know

BRING WATER! The temperatures here soar once 2pm rolls around.

These are multi-use trails. Be aware of hikers as well.

Description

Taking off straight from the center of Las Catalinas or Pura Vida Ride shop where you can rent bikes, the trail begins with a sweet double bridge crossing next to the beach eventually crossing the parking lot and turning into the trail Principal.

From there, you pass through covered forest with banked corners and armored rock creek crossings. The entire trail system is groomed for smooth straights but still offers the natural rocky terrain in spots. The mellow, gradual climbs plateau to banked corners and flowing ascents. Often you don't feel like you are gaining elevation.

As you cross trails to Punta Guachipelines, switchbacks are your hardest challenge on this ride but boast the most epic views of the oceans and islands surrounding Las Catalinas. Your suffering was not in vain, you've reached the top!

After reaching the top and having a full 360° view of the ocean and mountains, you can either head down the same way you came up (boasting the best downhill in the area) or continue on to link up with the connector heading back to connect with Principal and down to the beach!

Contacts

Land Manager: Hacienda Guachipelin

Shared By:

Riley Seebeck

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Photos

Swooping switchbacks with an ocean view make for an awesome ride!
Jan 11, 2017 near Sardinal, CR
This is what a typical day in Las Catalinas can look like.
Jan 11, 2017 near Sardinal, CR
Looking for natural jumps and rollers or maybe some banked back slope?
Jan 11, 2017 near Sardinal, CR
Heading up switchback on Punta Guachipelines.
Apr 15, 2016 near Sardinal, CR
Map of Las Catalinas Trail System.
Apr 29, 2016 near Sardinal, CR

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