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Kitchen Creek

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Fred Canyon Road climbs about 10 miles up the SE side of the Laguna Mountains all the way to Sunrise Highway. The fireroad is pretty decent for fireroad; it is superfast downhill with lots of varying terrain, rocks, roots, ruts, etc,. At the top the road crosses the PCT which is closed to bikes. Don't ride the PCT, which is closed to bikes, eventhough it "appears" to be a sweet-ass singletrack. Don't shuttle it from Sunrise Hwy all the way down to Old Hwy 80 like some "rumors" i've heard. Don't even ride up Fred Canyon Road to the PCT and ride down the PCT because bikes aren't allowed; besides, it "appears" to be really fast and technical, and if you go too fast you might fall down and hurt yourself and there wouldn't be anyone to help you because you won't see anyone. Don't ride it though because we don't want it to be closed for bikes, oh wait - it already is; well, don't ride the PCT because the entire Sierra Club might have a synchronized bowel movement.
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Latitude
32.71999903656538
Longitude
-116.4686393737793
Trail Directions
Take 8 east to Kitchen Creek Road which is about 10 miles east of Pine Valley. Head N until you get to Cibbets Flat Campground. Pay the rip off forest adventure pass and park. Jump on Fred Canyon Road (dirt fireroad) and ride up.
Trail Length
varies
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Pine Valley
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 17, 2015

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: beakgeek ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The PCT is trail made for hikers and not kooks named Jimbo who think their tax dollars entitle them to ride where they please even though it causes erosion, and damages sensitive areas.

Recommended Route:
Take the Jimbo the clown route. It's the one with the big signs that state "Kooks only". The clown route is so eroded due to the Jimbos of the world riding where they shouldn't that you won't be able to ride on it anyway.

Kitchen creek on the other hand is a very nice ride. Challenging and fun.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Jimbo the Douchebag route is pretty fun too.You need to have a super expensive bike that you don't know how to ride to take this route. It helps to be obnoxious, and run other riders off the road since YOUR tax dollars paid for it.



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Review Date
November 15, 2014

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: dan ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Not so much a trail review as a comment on negative postings over PCT access and use. It seems like "some" MTB like to complain over anything that inhibits trail access. I think it makes the MTB community sound like a bunch of winning babies who cant live with limits and be respectful. I mountain bike, hike and ride motorcycles, and am really glad i dont have to move over on the PCT trail when i am enjoying some solitude. Wonder how many mountain bikers would like to be passed by dirt bikes going up hill?



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Review Date
July 30, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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3.75 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Mueller , from P.B.

Summary:
Great ride. The climb is about 14 mi. be sure to have plenty of H2O and sun screen. Forgetting this can very painfull. I know! The views are epic, and the only noise will be maybe a high flying jet on occassion. Once on Sunrise Hwy, keep on the shoulder as auto traffic is fast. Be sure to stop at the first pull out and look back at the Valley you climbed out of, you will be proud of yourself. Once you get on Thing Valley Rd. you will start to deccent. Not the whole time but most of it. Stay on the trail as there are several private property plots at the top. The Top half can be a bit rocky and tech. but wide enough to choose safe lines. The bottom half is smoth and fast. Be a bit carful on the tight turns as the soil is slick, but set up right you can rip this part of the down hill and your legs will be glad your there. This is a long ride with some lung bustin. But well worth it. Intro to Advance.
Have fun.

Recommended Route:
park under I8 on Kitchen Creek Rd. ride north up hill to Sunrise Hwy. turn right. Go two miles until you see Thing Valley Trail on right side. Hard to notice. Take Thing Valley back down to Old Hwy 80 and turn right(west) follow back to Kithchen Creek Rd. About 30 miles.



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Review Date
October 2, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
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5.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Jimbo , from USA

Summary:
Great Trail (PCT) where else can you NOT ride from Mexico to Canada?

Recommended Route:
You forgot one: Don't ride it (PCT) unless you pay to maintain it, only those of you that pay federal taxes. And remember that even though horses are not indigenous and crap all over the trail, they're OK!



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