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Miramar Lake

Average Rating:    (2.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

Lake trails do not go all the way around due to Sept 11, damn is blocked off approximately 4 miles into the trail, so plan ahead since parking lot gates will lock vehicles in if left after hours. Very safe, family oriented. Single paved road closed to cars on weekdays only, open to all bikers, bladers, skateboarders, and walkers. Trail along lake is a littly rocky, watch for snakes. Hilly trail above paved road is more of a challenge but remote, can be accessed through local neighborhoods.
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Latitude
32.91475608880438
Longitude
-117.10103988647461
Trail Directions
I-15 to Mira Mesa Blvd. East. Right on Scripps Ranch Blvd. Left on Scripps Lake Drive. Lake entrance is approximately 1 mile ahead on Left hand side. Hours dawn - dusk, vary by season. Parking is free.
Trail Length
8
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
San Diego
   


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Review Date
January 10, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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4.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: noodleman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is great when it's combined with the single track that runs thru the hills of Scripps Ranch. If you start at the access point just north of Pomerado road and run that single track it'll take up thru some decent cross country settings until you climb out and drop down into Miramar Lake. Take teh high trails to the fence at the dam, then drop down below and blast thru the single track on the bottom. It extends the ride to around 12 miles. No BIG drops, but enough technical to keep you awake.



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Review Date
November 1, 2006

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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3.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Fuel53 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
There are several good single track off shoots from the paved bike path. Most of them need to have the branches trimmed. try the trail below the bike path along the lake, probably not legal though.



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Review Date
June 13, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: rodster ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Had my kids riding over at Miramar last weekend. What singletrack I came across was way fun. Here's some footage I shot from my new $80 toy camera.

http://media.putfile.com/Seat-cam-test-6-11-06

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Penasquitos, Del Mar Mesa, Black Mountain, Hodges, Elfin Forest, Daley Ranch, Sycamore Canyon



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Review Date
January 20, 2006

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: joemango11 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
well theres some buff single track but it doesnt really last very long. some slightly technical runs but nothin too great. this is a good place to go if you're going to train for an xc race. this place isnt exactly "all mountain" or technical even though some dudes say its not for the "faint of heart". pfff. if you want to do all mountain later, then spend a while here until you can do some fairly good sized drops and climb some gnarly hills. then go head over to iron mountain or mount woodson down to lake poway or even go for a cruise down the freeride park behind meadowbrook middle school in poway off of pomerado.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
some good scripps ranch trails. IRON MOUNTAIN fo sho! (hans rey was there a while ago). poway rides. anything that can make your heartrate increase at a rapid rate is good. lol. keep riding, rock on



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Review Date
April 22, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: ljfreerider ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Fun beginner trail. I've never tried the trail on the top. There are also some fun drops from the asphalt to the trail below. You can get going pretty fast around there. Just don't go there after a hard rain. I have been riding in puddles higher than knee deep and at one point had to turn around because i had been riding IN the lake for about an 1/8 of a mile.



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