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Buffner Trail

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Single Track, fire roads and some climbing. There are a few technical spots. I found this trail while out looking for a challenge. There are some spots that illegal ORV's have torn up pretty badly and construction is just beginning to nibble the edges. Views from the top are fantastic
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Latitude
33.0121183038527
Longitude
-117.00576782226562
Trail Directions
Exit off of 15 on Poway Road, Turn left on Pomerado and left again on Meadowbrook, park at the end of the Road.
Trail Length
5 miles?
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Poway
   


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Review Date
January 27, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: rathbone ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I have no idea where Buffner comnes from unless it to honor the rider who died there years ago.

His name was Andy Ruffner, not Buffner, and his family/children erected a cairn on the steep uphill trail nearest Poway Road (Iola Way). Anyhow, Ruffner hill is steep and part of a challenging XC loop with over 500 feet of elevation gain in total. So, if you are into up and down and not much else, it is a great place to ride.

Recommended Route:
One can start in Sabre Springs or at Meadowbrook. There is only one real option for climbing out of Meadowbrook, and that is to find the northern most fireroad/trail as soon as possible next to a chain link fence going up the hill west. An overlooked trail (tough to find) can be found south of the cement pad on the south ridge, and goes SW, eventually drops into the ballfields by AM/PM, and can be used to link up with PQ via the trans county trail. Other options involve taking the FR from the cement pad to the east and southeast ridges. The SE ridge is the one that drops into the start of Ruffner hill at the houses. Lots of other options. My regular quick pre- or after work route there is 7.5 miles in length and has 1400 feet of climbing, and is a great workout that has awesome climbs and some fun fast ride type descents.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Just starting at Meadowbrook alone I have included Black Mtn via the 56 bike path, PQ canyon and Tunnels via the trans county trail, and the sngletrack that parallels Pomerado Rd thru Scripps Ranch.



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Review Date
January 21, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: joemango11 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
this place is so gnarly. i came here with a friend and rode/hiked to the top. came down. my firned had a giant dh comp so he was prepared for large stunts, i came here on a haro with 5 and 5. weeeehw. i followed him the whole time and ally hit this bout 9 foot drop with a kinda rough land slope and almost ate it and almost blew out my fork and shock. fun ride though. good place for riders that are either intermediate or adrenaline junkies

Recommended Route:
just get out there and ride

Other recommended trails in the same area:
this is the best it gets locally in my opinion.



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Review Date
January 21, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: joemango11 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
this place is so gnarly. i came here with a friend and rode/hiked to the top. came down. my firned had a giant dh comp so he was prepared for large stunts, i came here on a haro with 5 and 5. weeeehw. i followed him the whole time and ally hit this bout 9 foot drop with a kinda rough land slope and almost ate it and almost blew out my fork and shock. fun ride though. good place for riders that are either intermediate or adrenaline junkies

Recommended Route:
just get out there and ride

Other recommended trails in the same area:
this is the best it gets locally in my opinion.



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Review Date
July 4, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Pilabro ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Just wanted the truth out about these trails . Yes trails there are a number of different runs at MEDOWBROOK.They are open fire road to very techenical single track.There are a numder of jumps from 10 feet to over 40 feet. loads of fun to ride. A couple of notes please pickup your trash,be kind to the hikers and don't ride above your ablity.This area is a great training ground for D.H. riders as well as Cross country.So lets work togather to keep it open and clean.

Recommended Route:
Same



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Review Date
February 5, 2004

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Raybonez1 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Dont waste your time coming here! This is a paintball gun training ground for the young local kids.Unless you want to be target practice for these guys, I would go somewhere else or maybe shop at Beyond Bikes right down the road...........

Recommended Route:
None

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lake Hodges



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