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Slab Loop

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4.3 mile 6.9 kilometer loop
87% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 713' 217 m
Descent: -714' -218 m
High: 1,097' 334 m
Low: 424' 129 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)

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Trail shared by Ryan Schulte

A rad loop offering great sunset or sunrise views!

Ryan Schulte

Features River/Creek · Views

Overview

This loop cruises along Chicareta Creek, then up to an old TV antenna slab with a great view out the Penasquitos Valley out to the coast.

Need to Know

Please use caution for mountain bikers along this trail; it's heavily trafficked and there are a few blind turns.

Description

Start in the neighborhood or at the elementary school down to Chicareta Creek trail. This is a good warm-up for the rest. Leaving the Creek Trail, make a right turn onto the road and then a left up to Ted Williams and follow the on-ramp up to another trail entrance.

Once on the dirt again, make a left and follow the trail up behind Shoal Creek elementary school, then hook a double right and follow the mountain bike trail up to the slab (USE CAUTION FOR MOUNTAIN BIKERS).

Continue past the slab and along the ridge and take a right at the fork. Follow the rest of the ridgeline until it drops back down to the park behind Morning Creek Elementary school.

History & Background

The slab was a TV antenna repeter for the city of Poway, as the peak it is on (now known as Van Dam Peak) was obstructing line of sight from Black Mountain.

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Sunrise from the slab, top of the run
Jul 7, 2019 near Poway, CA

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