PQ slalom - TRAIL

PQ slalom - Trail, Penasquitos, California

Slalom style trails. Berms in every turn. jumps + whoops. tons potential for more trails. big area with a few jumps at the bottom (could use a few more). great dirt. hardtail rideable. NEED MORE RIDERS/BUILDERS!!!!!! huge area! E-mail me for info! socalmtb@hotmail.com

User Reviews (9)

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joe   Downhiller [Feb 15, 2004]

Just to you all know Ranger Tom will cite you. A few buddies and I went to check it out for the second time today. After about 1/2 an hour the ranger showed up to let us know that they are looking for whoever built the cours. So stay clear

Similar Products Used: Daves backyard, Mailbox Mtn
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3
VALUE
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1
J W Littooy   Cross Country Rider [Feb 02, 2004]

This ride is now on the rotation! Although the first climb up to the viewing location is brutal, the ride really improves once on top the ridge line and you ride through the valleys between Black Mountain area. In particular, we extended the ride and rode down the North side of Black Mountain. We found one awesome single track that took us all the way down to 4S Ranch area. From there, we climbed back up the ridge to the shack and then enojoyed a great downhill descent back to the slalom course.

Customer Service

Pretty much as described. We took a variation on Black Mountain and descended down the rough road to the north until we found the single track trail to the right. Makes for a longer, but well worth-it extension.

Similar Products Used: Carml Mtn/Ruffner Ridge
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4
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5
gimper4JC   Weekend Warrior [Feb 02, 2004]

First of all: "What type of cyclist best describes you?" None listed! I ride a 5" travel Uzzy SL on trail rides and 8" Turner DH on the obvious... either 4-5 times a week. The "PQ slalom" is NOT all it's made out to be and definitely not a place that needs publicity. We're in world war three here in SD, just fighting to get legal access for our kids on the basic stuff (and that's all that's really left) for the future. TWP, and others I won't mention here are more fun for the big bikes and don't result in you screwing over other cyclists --if only by your presence in big, scary, he-must-drink-Red Bull pads and helmets. Leave PQ to the kids, XC / trail riders and old farts like me to practice on. Ahhh Yes, Grasshopper agrees... Went there on Friday on the Uzzy. Good thing too.. Your right it's probably not much for a big bike, may be good for an old fart like me to practice. I think it has great potential if somebody wanted to put a lot of work into it, But, I think it's too close to homes and too many people, DH bikes full face helmets etc. and it will get too much attention and dozed. I agree with Ebasil, leave it to the kids, On the other hand, if you really down for some good training, climb all the way to the top along the ridge up to the tele pole... something like 900ft of elevation in less than 2 miles.

Customer Service

None. Unless you like to climb on your XC / trail bike.

Similar Products Used: Shhhhh... Ya Right!
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1
VALUE
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5
cory   Downhiller [Jan 26, 2004]

great trail to mess around on. Lots of long berms. could use some bigger jumps.

Customer Service

same

Similar Products Used: ted williams
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4
VALUE
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3
rustygipson   Cross Country Rider [Dec 30, 2003]

Damn nice trail, we found it here on MTBR while looking for something new and it turned out to be a great find. The first 2 posts were right on. The first uphill is loose and steep to a great view of SD, we could see the islands down in Mexico! After that just go explore there's a few trails back there. Enjoy!

Customer Service

Same as others

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
rgackermann   Cross Country Rider [Dec 28, 2003]

This ride is awsome it is for the real mountain biker not as a bmx track! This trail is in my backyard and consider it my baby I've been riding and maintaining this trail system for more than 1 1/2years. If one starts at Carmel Mtn Rd. and starts to climb to the ridge you will see the ocean after only a 1 mile uphill with approximately 800 to 900 foot elevation gain. You will definitely have earned this view! The ride continues up to the old utility building (another approx. 400 foot elevation gain). You then look south to the ocean and "Hilltop Park" below, now go there! Major downhill good technical rocks and ruts its about 1/2 mile or more to the bottom, go down thru the dip and up the hill for a hundred feet or so. Now we have good uphill (pace yourself) follow the first singletrack to the right and follow it up the hill stay right and ride the ridge to the fire road, make a right. follow the road uphill and along the trail to an intersection. TIRED? If you go right it leads up to where we started. If you go straight an follow the trail it will eventually will lead to a side entrance trail to the main access road for the transmitters, its a hiker! Now your on the service road to the top, don't foget the turnoff you want this trail for your return! To the top of Black Mountain is approx. 4+ miles, mostly uphill. Lets go down now and watch your speed, you'll get rippin! Hit the jumps on the way down and don't forget your turn down that rocky ass trail. Take the trail cutoff down to the second left, follow it around fifty feet or so and hook it right down into this cool valley. At the bottom hook a left and granny gear it to the top where the first trail is , make a right. follow the ridge to the intersection and go left uphill again. at the top go left and stay on the level part of trail, (you'll notice our first downhill on the left) go straight to the end and go right on the ridge for a 1/2 mile look for the rock markers and go left. You are now looking in the direction of the starting point. Now watch out for this fast technical downhill, you can miss your turns and go into the bushes hard! I would love to share this ride with you real riders and could use some help maintaining it aswell. e-mail to find out more and to hookup on this trail rgackermann@yahoo.com

Customer Service

I-15 to Carmel Mtn Rd. take south to Via Rimini (past the school), 2nd left after the school intersection park on the hill. crossover Carmel Mtn Rd. directly at the intersection and go up the mountain side to the top. This trail is not marked and you have hunt for the access.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
socalridr   Downhiller [Dec 17, 2003]

This place is sick! I ride it just about every day. nice long, perfectly shaped berms. fun jumps all the way down including a super fun, fast rythm, 3 bigger jumps,1 small fast jump, no turn is left un bermed. and a dual section to race one of your buddies!

Customer Service

Park anywhere around it and ride west on carmel mtn. until you see a trail that goes up the hill right at the end of the schools fence on the north side of the road.e mail me and ill explain more how to get there!

Similar Products Used: meadowbrook/ted williams DH trails
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
Jordy from esco   Downhiller [Dec 17, 2003]

The slolomn trail is sick and their is room for dirt jumps and there is a trail coming off the main trail that has not been finished. I going to start riding and building here it is awesome. I rate this a 9 out of 10 trail

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4
VALUE
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3
DC   Downhiller [Dec 16, 2003]

This trail is sick and more can be made there. There is plenty of space and dirt the riders there are starting on a dual solomn course and a downhill trail.SO

Similar Products Used: Some small downhill trails that are pretty sick and insane.
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4
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3
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