MTB Project Logo

Tecolote Canyon Loop from Tecolote Road

Intermediate
 3.0 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

11.5 mile loop in the Tecolote Canyon.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

11.6

Miles

18.6

KM

20%

Singletrack

296' 90 m

High

32' 10 m

Low

585' 178 m

Up

584' 178 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Overview

Fun 11.5 mile loop with lots of challenging features including deep sand, steep climbs, and creek crossings.

Need to Know

The High Dive is a good spot for an after ride cold brew and food.

Description

Starts off flat, then, about a mile and a half in, after a bit of deep sandy road, the trail hits a couple of steep (7-8%) climbs with some single trail technical parts. Just before the golf course at 2.1 miles, you are advised to carry your bike over the bridge crossing a small creek. Be courteous to the golfers and watch for cars on your way to Mt. Acadia Blvd at 2.5 miles in. The trail gets more fun from here.

There's another small bridge at mile 3.6, just before the steep climb to Balboa Ave. Unfortunately, you'll have to climb up to the Balboa Ave-Clairemont Drive intersection to cross over to the last section of the trail which involves riding against traffic on Balboa Ave. Be extremely careful! A narrow bridge with sharp turns follows at 5.1 miles. Watch your handlebars! Couple of rocky creek crossings at mile 5.5 (the first one is really rough) just before hitting the steep climb to Genesse Trailhead at 5.8 miles.

Turn around and ride mostly downhill on your way back and reward yourself with a fun, curvy singletrack add-on just before finishing up at the south end between 10.6-11.3 miles.

Contacts

Shared By:

Henrik Csűri with improvements by Susan Patch

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 5 votes

#3296

Overall
  3.0 from 5 votes
5 Star
20%
4 Star
20%
3 Star
20%
2 Star
20%
1 Star
20%
Recommended Route Rankings

#425

in California

#3,296

Overall
116 Views Last Month
3,710 Since Mar 30, 2019
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Rattlesnakes are present, let them go about in peace and stay in the trail!
Jul 6, 2019 near San Diego, CA
Trail passes through oak groves
Jul 6, 2019 near La Jolla, CA
Huge drop, followed by two big up hills. This is about four miles in.
Jul 18, 2020 near San Diego, CA
Northern bridge
Jul 6, 2019 near La Jolla, CA
From the narrow bridge after going down past the golf house and before a short walk the bike up to the trail.
Apr 27, 2021 near San Diego, CA
Poison oak is plentiful under oak trees and can climb them. Leaves of three, let it be! Stay on the trail.
Jul 6, 2019 near La Jolla, CA

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 28 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

May 15, 2021
Reilly Giunta
7.9mi — 1h 11m
Dec 12, 2020
Leonard Caparatta
Nov 2, 2020
Ken Sullivan
Good backyard weekday trail. Can ride multiple times
Aug 13, 2020
Danny Alton
12.4mi — 1h 36m
Aug 14, 2019
Word ( Pollard
Jul 11, 2019
Gabe Madril
Jul 6, 2019
Susan Patch
Saw a small rattlesnake crossing the trail and plenty of poison oak. Carry bike crossing the bridge by the golf course. 12mi — 1h 45m
Jun 13, 2019
Jason D
Dry and in great condition. Brush is overgrown at the southern portion 11.6mi — 1h 45m