“A fun ride in the mountains east of TJ, this is mostly doubletrack and dirt road with some short but cool singletrack.”
— Cesar Rosas
This is a nice leg-testing ride at Casian. Each peak has nice views along with a visit of "The Lost Cabin" in a tree-lined canyon.
Need to Know
Dirt bikes are around the area on weekends, so keep an eye out.
Coming out from Casian, turn right and spin for 5km towards Rancho San Vicente
. Once there, stay on the dirt road and enjoy the climb up Rumorosita
hill. From the peak, stay on the road for another 1km and you'll come to a fork—keep right. Follow that path and it will take you down to a tree-lined canyon.
Keep following the trail south and you'll come to the Cabaña Perdida
("The Lost Cabin"). Stay on the trail and head up a rocky hill. Here, the road turns east. Stay on it and you'll pass by a couple of ranches. Next, you'll come to a fork. This place is called Pino Solo
("Lone Pine"). Take a left and follow the trail north back to the peak of Rumorosita
Enjoy the downhill and keep right at the fork. Welcome to El Murcielago
("The Bat"). Murcielago is an old dirt road, I guess, following up and down the spine of the hills. There are a lot of loose rocks, so watch out. Keep to your right at the fork and it will leave you at San Vicente - La Roca
. Follow it down and as soon as the steep descent starts, you'll see a singletrack to the right.
Take the singletrack known as Tunel del Amor
("Tunnel of Love") and follow it down as it loops back to San Vicente - La Roca
. Next, stay on San Vicente - La Roca
and Pass By La Roca
. Follow the edge of the rehab center onto the dirt road heading northeast up to the UABC peak and UABC al Reves
("UABC in Reverse"). Keep straight at the fork and follow the path down about 400 meters to a clearing with a singletrack fork to the right, heading into the canyon.
Head through the canyon on the David Casian
singletrack. Keep to your left and it will take you up Curvas de Sandy
("Sandy's Curves") that will wind back to the rehab center.
Now go down Pass By La Roca
and onto San Vicente - La Roca
again. At the watering hole, keep to your right and head up around the hill. Follow Las Grietas
("The Cracks") up over the hills. This trail will bring you down to the Rancho San Vicente
road. Cross the bike gate and turn right to head to the parking lot.
History & Background
Some of the dirt roads are very old and no longer used. There are several stories about The Lost Cabin.