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Santa Monica Ridge Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (1)

Singletrack with varying elevations.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

99%

Runnable

282' 86 m

High

125' 38 m

Low

15' 5 m

Up

161' 49 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Off-leash

Open all year around.

Description

This area of trail is accessed from the top of Del Mar Mesa Preserve. The trail starts with a steep descent down a rocky utility road. At the bottom, there is a deep creek crossing. Once across the creek, ascend the other side and look for a singletrack trail on the left. Take this trail and watch your footing as it is full of cobbles and loose rock. The elevation changes are constant (like a roller coaster).

The end of this trail opens to a wide path, then singletrack. Run the singletrack towards the lake and partially around the lake. The trail around the lake is very narrow with low-hanging tree branches and thick brush. Follow the singletrack to the trail that ascends to the top of the ridge. At the top is a field, cross the field to the singletrack. This trail winds around and descends back to the bottom. At the bottom is a horse trail which you run until the highway.

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James Camy

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Santa Monica Ridge Lake.
Mar 25, 2019 near Carmel…, CA
Trail heading away from Santa Monica Ridge Lake.
Mar 25, 2019 near Carmel…, CA

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