“A gentle climb on the west side.
— Kevin Fox
Despite an exit and a large graded parking area, there is no access for bikes on the 101 side of Los Flores Ranch. That parking is for equestrians only.
If you don't want to take one of the trails back up and out of the west side, the West La Cuesta is the way to go. It has a very gentle grade and doesn't gain quite as much elevation as the Red Tail Trail
or the Cut-Off Trail
. When you hit the junction with the East La Cuesta Trail
, it will be all downhill back to your car.