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Flightline

Average Rating:    (3.63 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 41

Mellow fire road allows access to miles of primo singletrack on the north side of the stream that runs through the middle of the valley from east to west. The trick is find the way to the other side. Once you find it you will be blown away at how much excellent riding is hidden away here. It may not look like much if you've only ridden here once or twice, but once you find all the links between the best trails it is easy to make a nice 10-15 mile loop of mostly (>80%) singletrack. Be patient grasshopper with initial explorations and you shall be handsomely rewarded. Seek and ye shall find.
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Latitude
33.137407449750405
Longitude
-117.2599983215332
Trail Directions
Exit east onto Palomar Airport Rd. from I-5 in Carlsbad. Turn left onto El Camino Real and immediately pull off the road on the right-hand side. Park at the entrance to a gated dirt road and start riding.
Trail Length
1-15 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Carlsbad
   


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Review Date
November 28, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Mudd ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Be patient! With cooperation from the Carlsbad Citywide Trails advocates, CNLM, and SDMBA, a "legal" Flightline will hopefully reopen in 2009. This grandfather wants to ride Flightline again before I die! Stay tuned.

Recommended Route:
I hope it won't become too "sanitized" once it reopens.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dwindling daily! Get involved with SDMBA!



Comments
Brett218 (07/31/2009)
Hey everyone-

Is there any update on the status of this area? I have poked around and no one has wrote anything about it for over a year. Even rideflightline.com is out of date. Post up some info if you might know anything.

THX

Brett
efox (04/23/2013)
This is from the Carlsbad Parks and Rec Dept.:

That is still the case, those trails are off limits and there has not been talk at the City re: the opening of the hillside trails. The property that the trails were illegally built upon about 8 or so years ago, is owned by the County of San Diego, and managed by the Center for Lands Management as a conservation easement for the Carlsbad Oaks North Business park. The Open Space Conservation Resource Management Plan where most of the City’s conceptual trail alignments are identified, indicates a trail connection in the riparian area of the open space within the Carlsbad Oaks North Business Park( closer to the creek) that would connect the trail/SDG
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Review Date
October 25, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: drewdowns ,  Racer

Summary:
FLIGHTLINE IS NOT OPEN. THE POLICE WILL TAKE YOUR BIKE IF YOU ARE CAUGHT RIDING. SIGN ON TO RIDEFLIGHTLINE.COM !

Other recommended trails in the same area:
What trails in the same area?



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Review Date
October 24, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: etrogden ,  Racer

Summary:
Flightline is still open. There is plenty of legal access still. Please go to http://www.rideflightline.com to sign a petition and find out how you can get involved in saving these trails. Hey, we can't go down without a fight.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Calavera



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Review Date
October 17, 2006

Overall Rating
 0 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 0 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 0 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: REIGN 2 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Flightline is currently under development. The western part is a reserve and is now posted with a No Trespassing sign. The land managers and mountain bikers are trying to find common ground for future trails in the area. As of now all the trails are closed. Please respect the NO TRESPASSING sign, if you keep riding in the area we will most likely lose it for good!

Recommended Route:
None, area closed until further notice!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Calaveras, Elfin Forest, Daily Ranch



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Review Date
October 2, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: tj90 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
To the previous poster - designating this area as a natural perserve is a joke! I went riding out there for the first time in 3 years today. Wow , what a difference earth movers make to the natural environment?! If you think structures (bridge crossings etc) and single track is what is destroying your habitat, you got a log in your eye. Constant humming of diesel trucks, noise, airplanes flying overhead, road extension, trash smell and run off from Waste Management are the real culprits. Go check out the creek crossing at the bottom of the hill from the skatepark - Those turds are not from mtn bikers - they are from the *ucking illegals encamped down there.

Go ahead and keep beating up on the mountain bikers! Little do you know, we are your friend. Your enemy is the city council, illegals and developers. Whoever has been maintaining the trails is environmental conscious - bridges to prevent riding thru streams, switch backs to prevent run-off etc.

Thanks for ticking me off today. Just rediscovered the place and then I read a post that they are fencing off the place.



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