Mountain Biking Southern California Guide Book

by Mark Ross & Brad Fine (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking Southern California  by Mark Ross & Brad Fine

262pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1560448075

Authors Mark Ross and Brad Fine researched 69 of the best mountain biking opportunities in the southern half of this sunny state. From the Mexican border to the High Sierra, Mountain Biking Southern California takes you on a tour of the sweetest trails near sandy beaches and alpine forests. Swoop down fast, adrenaline-pumping singletrack or cruise along a scenic dirt road. Mountain bikers of all abilities will enjoy the classic assortment of rides included in this guide. Detailed ride descriptions make it easy to find the trailheads and follow the routes, helping you stay on track with accurate distances keyed to easy-to-follow maps.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking Southern California" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 68.
... Preview: Located east of Santa Barbara County. Highlights: This is a fun ride. It is especially interesting because the first half is up a very steep fireroad and the second section is a very technical downhil ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Santa Barbara, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Located in O'Neill Regional Park in southern Orange County. Highlights: The trail is a great place for children and beginners. There is very little climbing and few technical areas and you can turn ar ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
El Toro, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: Located north of Malibu in Point Mugu State Park. Highlights: This ride is a scenic adventure through Point Mugu State Park. This is probably one of the most scenic and relaxing rides in this book. If ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Malibu, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: Located in the northern end of the Santa Ana Mountains in the Cleveland National Forest. Highlights: Blackstar Canyon is an excellent intermediate ride with a wide dirt road that overlooks chaparral c ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Orange, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.5
... Preview: Located in Morro Bay, approximately 20 miles west of San Luis Obispo. Highlights: The scenery is awesome. This is a great family ride. You can also pack a picnic and barbecue on the beach after your r ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
San Luis Obispo, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Located in Riverside County in the mountain range between the city of Grand Terrace and Moreno Valley. Highlights: Fun, technical singletrack descent. Views of Riverside from atop the radio tower look ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Grand Terrace, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Located in the Angeles National Forest, above the foothills in Altadena. Highlights: The trail starts just above NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Hazards: Poison oak and rattlesnakes. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Altadena, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.7
... Preview: Located in Malibu Creek State Park in Malibu Canyon. Highlights: Great climbing with fast, not-so-technical downhill. There are also a few sights such as small lakes and an old Army jeep which marks t ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Malibu, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.3
... Preview: Located in the San Bernardino National Forest at Big Bear Lake near Fawnskin. Highlights: The Butler Peak Lookout Tower used by the forest service to spot fires. Balcony open to the public. Hazards: F ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Fawnskin, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Caballero Canyon is located in the San Fernando Valley off of Reseda Boulevard. The ride starts south of Ventura Boulevard just before the entrance to Braemar Country Club. Highlights: Caballero Canyo ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Calabasas, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: Located in Whiting Ranch in Lake Forest in southern Orange County. Highlights: Singletrack with several stream crossings. Hazards: Mountain lions and cactus. There is even a sign at the trailhead stat ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Lake Forest, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.7
... Preview: Located in the San Marcos Pass within the Los Padres National Forest. Highlights: Spectacular views of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Hazards: Dirt bikes and other off-road vehicles. Forest Adventure Pass ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Santa Barbara, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: The Cannell Trail starts high above the town of Kernville, which is approximately 50 miles northeast of Bakersfield. Highlights: The entire trail is awesome singletrack which tests the ability of even ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Kernville, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 24
... Preview: Located in the Los Padres National Forest along California Highway 41 between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. Highlights: Fun singletrack descent. Views of Morro Bay from the upper ridge. Hazards: Hunt ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Morro Bay, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Located in the eastern portion of Morro Bay State Park. Highlights: Cerro Cabrillo is a fun non-technical network of singletrack. The trails quickly run through rolling grass-covered hills. It is a gr ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Morro Bay, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: Located in the San Bernardino National Forest at Big Bear Lake. Highlights: The Champion Lodgepole is the largest living lodgepole pine tree in the San Bernardino National Forest. Hazards: Four-wheel ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Big Bear Lake, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.4
... Preview: Located in Agoura Hills, Ventura Canyon. Highlights: Chesebro is a great place to ride. There are many trails to follow that offer something for every level of rider. Some of the sections in the back ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Agoura Hills, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.3
... Preview: Located in Carbon Canyon near the city of Brea. Highlights: Awesome singletrack on Raptor Ridge. Hazards: Climbing the Three Bitches. Rattlesnakes, bobcats, and mountain lions. Parking at the west ent ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Brea, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: Located near Lake Morena, approximately 60 miles east of San Diego. Highlights: Good hardcore fireroads. Hazards: Off-road vehicles, motorcycles, rattlesnakes, and severe heat. Forest Adventure Pass r ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
San Diego, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: Located in Malibu Creek State Park in Malibu Canyon. Highlights: This is a nice family ride or a good place to warm up your legs at the beginning of the season. It is the set of the old television ser ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern California"
Malibu, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.6

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