ElevationAscent: 110' 34 m
Descent: -626' -191 m
High: 980' 299 m
Low: 354' 108 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“A solid singletrack trail leading between the East Boundary Trail and Islay Creek Road.”— Chris Fa
Going from north to south, the entry to Barranca trail is on East Boundary Trail 0.5 miles past the intersection of Hazard Peak Trail and the East Boundary Trail. The trail is a sharp right turn but is well-signed and obvious.
There is a moderate, smooth climb to the top of a ridgeline (0.3 miles). This section is fantastic, flowing singletrack catering to mountain bikers.
After summiting the ridge, there are fantastic views of Hazard Peak, the ocean, and steep valleys that last until the trail terminates. The trail quickly starts a steep, rocky descent into Islay Creek Road (one mile). This section is rougher trail with only a few switchbacks to moderate the drop, so be prepared.
The trail terminates at Islay Creek Road with East Boundary Trail a quarter mile up the road on your left and the trailhead three miles down to the right.
I find Barranca to be much more interesting technically than East Boundary Trail with better views and less mud after it rains.
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Land Manager: California State Parks - Montana de Oro