Coast To Crest Trail

Discussion in 'Gravel Grinders' started by mtbfan, Sep 25, 2019.



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  1. mtbfan

    mtbfan Member

    Name:
    Sylvia
    Does anyone have updated information on this route? It is supposed to be a 70 mile trail going from Julian to San Diego, and it sounds pretty cool. Is it finished, and what is a good way to ride it if you only want to do one way? Do you need to "shuttle" this, or what are some other suggestions if you don't want to ride the whole 140 miles?
     
  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.

    Kinda old, but...

    https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/bikepacking-ctc-route.2403/#post-16168

    maybe @CarlS will pop in with an update... or @evdog .
     
  3. mtbfan

    mtbfan Member

    Name:
    Sylvia
    Thanks Faust! That is an awesome ride report, even though, it's old. Thanks for sending it.
     
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  4. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Not much has changed with the route. The trail is still not complete. But the County did build a new section at the bottom of Black Mtn Ramona last year. MTB Bill was out there recently - http://www.mountainbikebill.com/blog/?p=2074

    There has been an issue with one section as well, east of this point. https://www.google.com/maps/@33.0856329,-116.9033138,713m/data=!3m1!1e3 The trail here crosses a CA Fish & Wildlife reserve and they do not allow bikes. I know of a few people who have been stopped there by rangers or game wardens. So they do seem to patrol there regularly. The only legal way around is to pedal south on Black Mtn Road into Ramona and then take Hwy 78 to join back with the route. Off hours, or if you're lucky, you might get through.

    The part that is an issue is C2C-16 to C2C-18 on Bill's map. http://mountainbikebill.com/Coast2Crest.htm. Another spot you may have issues is C2C-41 to C2c-42. There is singletrack there but it has been fenced off and marked private property. You might be able to ride it on your own still, or take Artesian Road next to it. After climbing out of there you will need to ride some pavement through Rancho Santa Fe over to Del Mar.
     
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