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Rocky Canyon Trail

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

Short challenging invigorating climb on single track. Trail goes from smooth to rocky and sandy. See photos on my web site.
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Latitude
35.461928326918525
Longitude
-120.62301635742187
Trail Directions
Hwy 101 to Santa Barbara Rd. exit at south end of Atascadero. Go east to El Camino Real. Cross over and go one block to Viejo Camino. Turn left, go mile to Paloma Creek Park to unload in parking lot. Start ride from there going mile back to Halcon Rd. turning left, going over RR tracks and dirt river bridge up past Rocky Canyon Road intersection. Ride up quarry road day or night. Follow posted Rocky Canyon Trail signs to top.
Trail Length
Short and sweet 5/8 mile climb. (much longer into the countryside on farm roads and highways. You could do a century easily.
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Atascadero
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 6, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: jrc , from Bike Shangri-la

Summary:
Rocky Canyon is actually 9/10ths of a mile single track from the top of the quarry at the first stream crossing to summit. But it is one of the most challenging single tracks with its rocks and ruts!! It's for more experienced mtbikers, or if you want to learn the technicalities of mountain biking from scratch - try it!

Recommended Route:
as previous...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
In Atascadero city limits there are the Jim Green and Blue Oak trails that are great for some quick biking exercise not far from home.



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Review Date
November 5, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: CJ , from Valle del Rio Salinas

Summary:
Rocky Canyon Trail from the top of the quarry to the summit is 9/10ths of a mile.

Recommended Route:
You can also ride from downtown Atascadero at El Camino Real and Morro Road on Hwy 41 East across the Salinas River bridge to a right turn onto Rocky Canyon Road biking 3 1/2 miles to Halcon Road where you turn left, go thru open side gate to ride up the 1 mile quarry road to the trailhead.



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Review Date
July 11, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: CJ , from San Luis Obispo County

Summary:
Just c,c. p this URL to Go To: http://y42.photos.yahoo.com/bc/bikeviewheaven.geo/lst?.dir=/My+Mountain+Bike+Photos&.view=t (Yahoo! Photos - Thumbnails and Slideshows View)

Recommended Route:
You will see several routes for Rocky Canyon Road and TRAIL on my Yahoo photo albums. Use thumbnails, list and slideshows on related albums.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hwy 41 east over the Salinas River to Homestead Road to South El Pomar Road - El Pomar Drive, Templeton Road - Rocky Canyon Road to R.C. quarry to R.C. TRAIL up to Rocky Canyon Fire and Farm Roads to Hwys 229 and 58 may be viewed in the albums. East Santa Margarita Lake Trail photos will be added soon. It's all really great for the country road and mountain trail bike riders.



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Review Date
April 14, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: CJ , from SLO County

Summary:
Rocky Canyon Trail has gotten very rocky and gullied since the heavy rainstorm in March 2001. It gets technical. Do a bit of fill ins here & there, and please bring plastic grocery bags for trash pick up.

Recommended Route:
As previous. You can also ride from El Camino Real at Hwy 41 East across the Salinas River to turn at Templeton Road going south to Rocky Canyon and Halcon Rds intersect. Then turn left to go thru quarry gate and one mile to quarry. Follow green and white signs to trail above the quarry.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jim Green Trail off east Curbaril Avenue to right turn at Cortez Avenue with parking close to the RR tracks, going up and around two hills overlooking the Salinas River and Chalk Mtn. Golf course.



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Review Date
September 1, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Chief Joseph Flys Like The Wind , from San Luis Obispo County, CA

Summary:
again see above.

Recommended Route:
see above.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Check out my trail pics of this and others around here at http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Gorge/8199/BVHsitedirectory.htm They include Jim Green, Rocky Canyon, Rinconada, Stage Coach Road, Montaa de Oro, and the Forbidden Trail.



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