Knotsberry Farm Trail 2 - Trail, Encinitas, California

Knotsberry Farm Trail 2 - Trail, Encinitas, California

DESCRIPTION

Sweeping uphill turns lead to the top, freeride style down hill run. Wooden teeter-toters, Diving board drops , ladder drops, etc.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 08, 2006]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

This is a grea begineer trail. I rode this trail everyday for about 2 months. The uphill sections take a little to get use to due to the different options one has to take. Great trail to get your lungs back in shape after a long break off your bike.

Customer Service

Once you go up la costa avenue, turn left onto Ranch Sante Fe road and head up that road about 1/2 mile and make your first right, u will be in the new housing development. Park on one of the streets w/o no parking signs and then head up the hill on your left. I like to start the ride on the fire road that currently has a yellow gate, then make your first left at the top of the road to head toward the path to the up hill.

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This main entrance, i've described above will lead you to many trails aroudn that area.

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4
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4
[Dec 25, 2004]
Anonymous
Downhiller

I ride this trail almost every day when i am at home from college. It is quite fun. Usually i ride (sometiems push) my tank of a DH bike up the singletrack and then head down the downhill trail. There i ssome work to be done in this area though. The downhill trail had no berms.

Customer Service

Ride up the switchback. Charge down the DH

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4
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3
[May 26, 2004]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

This trail is opened again! Those motherfu~*ers ate a good portion of our trails but they left some beautiful crumbs. Knotsberry Farm is one of the best trails I have ever ridden!

Customer Service

Avoid the security guy.

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5
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4
[Jul 16, 2003]
Ben
Cross Country Rider

If you can get past the workers, it is a hell of a climb (800 feet in about a mile). Singletrack is getting a bit overgrown, but still really interesting. There was a section of doubletrack going down the south face that is total endo city. Wish I had full suspension. Managed to really piss off a rattler looking for the way out. Ride here with a buddy always.

Customer Service

Look for the yellow gate on the west side of the main hill. May be easier to come at it from the north. Huff it up the semi-paved road to the peak and cruise down the trails.

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Flightline, Dailey Ranch...

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4
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4
[Mar 28, 2001]
Anonymous

Trail gives you different riding practice, a little bit of wooden ramp riding, for M bikes.

Customer Service

Ride up the sweeping turns trail then take Knotsberry Farm down, 2 or 3 runs will work good.

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5
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[May 14, 2001]
Anonymous

The whole set of trails offer excellent training for a variety of terrain.

The switch backs are good for uphill or down, when climbing there are short bursts of uphill and plenty of 180 degree turns. Mostly hard pack but with many patches of solid and loose rocks.

Babyheads has alot of big, loose rock. You must keep your brakes applied all the time because once you gain speed, it is difficult to drop back down again.

The Almost is a short section of trail, a good little quadra-buster. Stay left, then stay left some more, cross the rut at the flattest zone and then pump your way to the top.

Knotts Berry Farm is more advanced, contains 180 degree turns on rock steps, a few rock piles (bring spare tubes and a pump!), one tailing pile from abandoned mine, some steep slippery downhills with plenty of obstacles, and one insane makeshift bridge to cross a gully.

There are plenty of power line roads in the area that are good for beginer/intermediate level. The Switchbacks are intermediate level. Babyheads, Knotts Berry, and the Almost are advanced intermediate. The whole area is very dusty most of the year, drivetrain cleaning will be required afterwards.

Customer Service

Start at end of La Costa Blvd. Take trails/fireraods to the switchbacks. Up the switchbacks to top of mountain, down to the tank and turn right to "babyheads", turn left at crossroad to climb the "almost". Turn left at gate next to Rancho Santa Fe and take fireroad up (or turn right at second gate to take switchbacks again). Take "Knotts Berry Farm" for your second downhill run.
One up and down combination is about 3 miles, The route listed above goes up and down twice.I usually add in other local trails to bring it to an 8 mile ride.

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Twin peaks (Discovery Hills), Sycamore Canyon, Daley Ranch, Lake Hodges North.

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[May 29, 2001]
Anonymous

its a fairly easy yet fun climb to the top with a view of everything (from downtown san diego to ocean side)
the down hill has a lot of tech wooden drops and toders - this is where i got into riding - its a quick ride - good for all skills looking to get in a rid after work before sun down (watch for snakes, theres lots! and hurry up cuz there building homes there soon it looks)

Customer Service

its very near la costa canyon high school - theres a sharp 90. corner where it is - its easy to find

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hell house

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4
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[Sep 20, 2001]
Anonymous

This place rocks, there are severe downhills, fire trails, lots of rocks, and yes there are bee hives that are professionlly kept, so bee carefull. I have been riding this trail for a while now, and it is about the best I have been on. It is well worth your time to check it out. See ya on the trails.

Customer Service

Take the 5 freeway and get off on Leucadia Blvd., go east until you pass Lacosta Ave. and look to the right side of the road where the water towers are, that is where the trails are. Park on Cadencia which is on the left at the top of the hill and ride across the road and wahoo.

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[Sep 24, 2001]
Anonymous

This place is great for short ride. Once you make it to the top any way great views of all directions. Theres singletracks down. The one going north is the easier one and south is more difficult. If you go to the south one theres and big steep and on the left is a real old mine. So watch out. Really cool to look down. Im writing this in September and i rode it last weekend and its really dry and dusty. Dustiest place in the county ive ridden. Once you get down and climb the short steep paved road go right then a left and then enjoy this. Theres a really steep valley where you go flying down. If you west on it you can almost catch air without trying. Watch out for rattlers too, spoted a few before. Really recommend this place if you skills are pretty good and in good shape.

Customer Service

From the 90 degree turn in the streets find the trailhead and keep going. You can pretty much take any route. Just head towards the big hill. You can either climb the singletrack or the fireroad. i recommend the singletack if your more of a advanced rider.

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Elfin Forest, Lake Hodges, Daly Ranch, Caliveras

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[Sep 27, 2001]
Anonymous

Say good by to this great trail

Customer Service

Any that you find there is good

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Trail update... The landowner is being sued by the parents of a trespasser. So the landowner has decided to patrol the area. It was a great trail but now its being shut down. Be prepared to be kicked out if you ride here now. I'm going to really miss this trail.

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