rosy canyons

by
par
Jesse Boudart
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San Diego

18

mi

km

Distance

distance

75

%

Time Spent Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

2.5

hrs

Estimated Total Time

estimé temps total

9

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

36mm

Suggested Tire Size

conseillé pneu de largeur

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rosy canyons

by
par
Jesse Boudart
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Distance

Distance

18

mi

Time Off-Road

temps dépensé sur saleté

75

%

Estimated Time

estimé temps total

2.5

hrs

Estimated Dismounts

estimé démonter

9

Suggested Tire Size

conseillé pneu de largeur

36mm

Difficulty

difficulté

Easy

description

la description

Roses are red, coffee is black, canyons are fun - that is a fact.

Starting at your cycling supportive coffeeshop, you’ll journey east toward the Rose Canyon Bikeway. You’ll transition into some initial gravel and then on roads north. When you finish warming up, you’ll jaunt into a canyon and cross the railroad tracks for your solid dirt section.

You’ll climb and descend up canyon cliffs until the topography levels out a little bit. You’ll pass through an underpass, and then turn up along a concrete creek. There are some occasional creek crossings which are sketchy, so do be careful. You’ll also pass some huge jumps, which appear to be a relic of the past. Eventually, you’ll emerge into the neighborhood, travel through a parking lot, and then cross the road into the Tecolote Canyon.

Tecolote is great. You’ll experience a gentle downslope into a magnificent canyon. However, there are some rough river crossings, so do take note. You’ll eventually come to a large culvert that has some wooden bridges on it. They are solid enough and the water running is usually less than an inch deep, so you can walk on it, but of course, water is slippery. On the south side, riding up the concrete waterway will be easier to re-join the trail.

Back on the trail, things are groovy until the golf course. When you enter through the parking lot, the stream crossing is intense and then the steep climbing begins. This harder section is relatively short, and then you are smooth sailing south continuing on a mix of relatively packed sand and dirt. You’ll exit the wonderful canyon and then ride toward your well-deserved brewery of the day.

route created on
2/10/21

Generally gentle trails

Tucked away canyons right near the heart of San Diego

Super steep trails do happen, don’t be afraid to walk

Several sketchy crossings. Do take it easy

Tecolote Canyon itself is a gem

The culvert crossing is an adventure

A couple water bottles and you should be good

Steep rocky trails
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highlights

Generally gentle trails

Tucked away canyons right near the heart of San Diego

what to know

Super steep trails do happen, don’t be afraid to walk

Several sketchy crossings. Do take it easy

points of interest

Tecolote Canyon itself is a gem

The culvert crossing is an adventure

food / hydration

A couple water bottles and you should be good

terrain

Steep rocky trails

route map

la plan de route

photos

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