Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails Guide Book

by Delaine Fragnoli (Fine Edge Productions)
Mountain Biking Californiaand39;s Central Coast Best 100 Trails  by Delaine Fragnoli

270pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0938665596

From the dramatic cliffs of Big Sur to the palm-lined beaches of Santa Barbara, California's central coast offers everything the mountain bike enthusiast could want: sun, scenery and miles of cycling-perfect roads and trails. Fully illustrated with maps and photographs, this comprehensive guidebook details over 100 routes in the area's best state parks, national forest lands and other open spaces. Includes classic routes, new routes, and never before documented routes that will take you to the best spring wildflowers, hidden Chumash rock art, waterfalls, lookouts, and other surprises.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 100.
... Preview: Since this ride is so short, you can use it as a reward for a day's riding elsewhere in the canyon. This easy road is in good condition as it follows a stream among oak and sycamore trees. Be alert-th ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Goleta, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: You can ride your bike the 7 miles up Alamo Mountain Road on pavement, with a 2500-foot elevation gain. Most riders, however, prefer to drive to the top and do the Alamo Mountain Loop Road. This road ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Ojai, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: For those not bothered by poison oak, this is an interesting, if somewhat arduous, ride. This is the trail of the triple leaves! If you are allergic to poison oak, be warned that upper Alejandro Canyo ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Santa Maria, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Aliso Canyon Trail is a pretty little ride through riparian and chaparral habitats and can be extended with some pavement or added to rides originating at Lower Oso Picnic Area for some singletrack ex ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Santa Barbara, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: The descent of Angostura Pass Road is an exhilarating freefall and worth the effort of climbing back up to Camino Cielo. It can also be connected with several roads and trails in the following section ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Santa Barbara, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This is a great novice ride because of the gentle shade. There is not much shade and riders should bring a lot of water on warm days. There are some very nice views of Mt. Pinos and Mt. Abell as you r ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Cuyama, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: Certain sections of the Arroyo Burro Trail are like a greenhouse, the plants forming a tunnel through which you ride. You also have the option of going to some swimming holes. You can do this loop fro ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Santa Barbara, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: This out-and-back route can be made longer, depending on your penchant for boulder-hopping and portaging. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Santa Maria, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The upper and lower one-mile sections of Bear Canyon Trail are rideable, but a 0.7-mile middle section passes through a narrow gorge and is very steep with several stream crossings. We recommend walki ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Cuyama, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.9
... Preview: Mountain bike riders can plan and enjoy many different types of trips on Blue Canyon Trail. Some parts in the upper half are very rough, requiring you to carry your bike while climbing steep hills. B ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Santa Barbara, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: This ride may have the best scenery for the least amount of effort of any ride in California. As the name implies, it follows bluffs (actually uplifted marine terraces). For drama, it's hard to beat t ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Morro Bay, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: This easy trail traces the bluffs along the edge of Pacific Valley. The rides makes for a nice leg-stretcher if you're driving the coast; a good family lunch stop with optional ride. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Gorda, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This well graded road heads east from Upper Oso Campground, climbing and descending the canyon north of the Santa Ynez River to get around Gibraltar Reservoir. Camuesa Road, the area's main access roa ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Santa Barbara, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Riding under the trees along the creek in Buckhorn Canyon provides a pleasant contrast to the usual chaparral in this area, especially during hot weather. Downstream, after it joins Indian Creek, Buck ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Santa Barbara, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 23.7
... Preview: This is a very remote area with little traffic. The weather can change fast in the winter, and rain could leave you stranded in mud. The summers are very hot and on these treeless plains there is almo ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Maricopa, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 72.6
... Preview: This steep, rocky rutted road offers a dirt route to Zaca Ridge for those camping at Davy Brown Campground on Sunset Valley Road. Be aware that this road is used occasionally by motorcycles and four-w ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Solvang, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: By far the easiest, and the easiest to arrange, of all the Coast Ridge Road rides, this out-and-back venture travels a corridor into the Ventana Wilderness. Other than the road itself, all else aroun ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Lucia, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: A good choice in rainy weather, although the streambed at the end can be muddy. Forest Adventure Pass required. The climb to Cerro Alto is extremely steep, but you are rewarded with 360-degree views ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
San Luis Obispo, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: This route is best done as a shuttle since Ortega Trail is not something you want to ride up. Hard core riders can fashion a loop by riding Highway 33 between the two trailheads-that would add about 1 ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Ojai, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: Colson Canyon Road, the main access route to the La Brewa Canyon area, provides entry for mining, ranching, and recreational activities. It makes a nice out-and-back venture on its own, or it can be ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails"
Solvang, CA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10