San Diego Mountain Bike Trails and Reviews
San Diego isn't just Sea World, the Zoo, and good surf; there are also some excellent mountain bike trails. San Diego's perfect weather makes for some of the best year-round mountain biking in the United States. Most of the mountain bike trails in San Diego are comprised of rocks, hills, hard packed, dry, quality, single track. The good stuff is found out east in Cleveland National Forest but there are many open space areas near town that offer fun riding.
If you are new to mountain bike trails in San Diego or taking some beginners out for the first time, there are some great San Diego mountain bike trails for beginners. Rose Canyon is flat and smooth and you can ride in conjunction with San Clemente Canyon. Rose Canyon is a great mountain bike ride for the family. Los Penasquitos, if you stay off Del Mar mesa is relatively flat and has beautiful scenery for being in the middle of Sorrento Valley. If you are in North County be sure to check out Lake Hodges, great easy mountain bike trails around the lake. Daley Ranch is also a great ride in North County but has quite a bit more hills than Lake Hodges trails. Here is a Daley Ranch trail map if you are interested.
If you are the thrill seeking adrenalin junky downhill type, be sure to check out Anderson Truck Trail, and Noble Canyon. Noble Canyon is probably the most popular trail in San Diego County. This is a great trail for all types of riding, downhill, cross country, all-mountain. You can easily get an epic 25 miler combining Noble Canyon with the Laguna Mountain trails like Big Laguna Trail. These San Diego mountain bike trails are found in East County.
If you live or are visiting central San Diego Sycamore Canyon is a great choice. You can easily get in 14 miles of singletrack at Sycamore Canyon. Mission Trails is another popular mountain bike trail in the area. Mission Trails contains over 6,000 acres and numerous miles of trail.
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