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blue Santa Monica Ridge Trail

Trail

1.9 mile 3.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 15' 5 m
Descent: -161' -49 m
High: 282' 86 m
Low: 125' 38 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)

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Trail shared by James Camy

Singletrack with varying elevations.

James Camy

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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. Hike 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 hike until the highway.

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