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Any ideas for mountain biking trip in S. California in February?

Old 01-12-19, 07:57 AM
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Any ideas for mountain biking trip in S. California in February?

Thinking about flying to LA for some warm weather and then doing a 3 day trail ride somewhere within a 2 hour drive. Ideally, we'd like to camp for two nights. If that's not available, we would be okay for day rides but we'd like to be based somewhere where away from the city.

We are beginner/intermediate riders so nothing too technical.

Any suggestions? Nobile Canyon has been suggested but it seems too far of a drive.
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It's set to rain for 5 days straight in LA and most trails are closed for 48 hours after the latest rainfall (due to the loose and often sandy nature of our trails they are very sensitive to erosion) so you might not get the warm weather you are looking for - the average high temp for the past 3 weeks has been ~50-60F.

But if you want to do something real special, I'd recommend Catalina:
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I would download MTB Project and look for stuff around Escondido, Julian, etc. So Cal is usually sunny and dry, even during most of the winter. But this year, we are getting steady rain for a lot of January. I don't know what they are saying about February with El Nino modeling into the forecast, but I'm sure it can be found with a little digging.
Not only would this mean less than ideal trail conditions, it means a lot of stuff can be closed to prevent erosion.
If the trail is part of the CA State Park system, they usually post the trail status on their pages. https://www.parks.ca.gov/

There are tons around San Diego and Orange County if you don't mind not being remote. There are a lot of coastal trails that are breathtaking as far as scenery goes.
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