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Otay Lake Singletrack Trail

Average Rating:    (3.18 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

Otay Lakes: This is a very easy ride for all skill levels, almost no elevation change, and very little downhill, but still well worth the trip. Starting from the lower parking lot, head towards Otay Lakes Rd. Start on a fireroad just past the bathrooms you will see some single-track, from this point just follow the trail till you reach the graffiti bridge. This is a good place to turn back if you are riding with some beginners, if not just keep going till you reach the Porto-Potty. Then turn back. There also might be some other trails on the other side of the lake but yet to explore that far yet.
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Latitude
32.60677224638169
Longitude
-116.93049430847168
Trail Directions
Located near the Olympic Training Center in chula vista on Olympic Parkway. The trailhead is the lower Otay campgrounds. Look for the large parking lot should be on your left.
Trail Length
12+ Miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Chula Vista / Eastlake
Zip/Postal Code
91914
Country
USA
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Review Date
August 10, 2015

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: redbean ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is my first real off walking path trails with my MTB. I'm a newbe that longs for the good old days of sliding tires and jumping hills.

This was a great trail for a beginner looking to work on all the basics. The trails from just before the entrance to the Otay Lake park to the graffiti dam are combination of fire trail, rolling winding trails through the trees and brush along the the lake edge with interruptions of ditches, berms, jumps and rocks. Oh and don't for get the bridges through the reeds. GOOD TIMES!!!

Recommended Route:
We started just before Otay lake s park and the what I think is a water treatment plant. From there we dropped down a hill side and started following the trail. 2239 Wueste Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91915 https://goo.gl/maps/8rEQe. The trail takes you through the Boat landing and on to a fire road. Once you make it around the first bend there are several place to enter the trail that runs along the water which will eventually put you back on the road. As the fire road nears Wueste Rd you can exit back onto the trail and follow it to Graffiti Bridge and the Dam. 12159 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91914

https://www.google.com/maps/place/12159+Otay+Lakes+Rd,+Chula+Vista,+CA+91914/@32.6471659,-116.9309706,246m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80d944fedcea6b71:0x76fb4f85ee39fe63

As a note: You can start @ the dam and work the other way.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
This one. Still trying them out.



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Review Date
November 12, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 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: Island20v ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Depending on where you start and how much mileage you are wanting this trail is pretty easy across the boards. I live close by so this trail is ridden several times a week. If starting at the boat ramp or south end of the lake, you can take the west side northbound single track around the lake. There are a couple of bridges to cross and on the weekends expect congestion. The upper Otay Lake offeres tighter singletrack as well as bridges, steep but rocky climbs and descents. All around great XC ride.



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Review Date
September 17, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: BoB ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I ride this weekly. My favorite route is start off of Proctor Valley road, The west side of Upper Otay is a fun beginner ride, the east side is more technical and rocky, you can either loop upper Otay or cross Otay lakes road and you will enter on the west to the single track with multiple possible routes. I usually end at the Olympic training center and road it home. The trail is approximately 7 miles with a slight down grade.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
East Lake if full of trails



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Review Date
May 12, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: sdmtnguy ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
really nice cross country ride, tons of forks in the trail if you stick to the left theres some fun jumps here and there, park at the boat launch that is passed the athlete entrance for the olympic training center. i measured the trail out at 11.2 miles.

Recommended Route:
start at boat lanuch go over the graphfeti bridge find the trail again, ride till you find the portapotty/ viewing area then turn around.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
home depot



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Review Date
February 9, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jjr09 ,  Racer

Summary:
OK so its not Noble Canyon, but it is a fun trail and worth a short trip. The best things about his trail is that it is entirely smooth single track, lots of shade, more rolling terrain than flat. It can be more challenging the faster you go, and in that respect, the difficulty rises. I would recommend it for anyone, unless you like launching yourself off cliffs, this is a good local trail with nice views of the lake the entire way.

Recommended Route:
Start for the Olympic Training Center, go till you hit the Upper Otay dam; take the road for about a hundred yard till you see the trail again, this is the best part off the trail in my opinion, and this take you to and old boat launching ramp for about 4 miles. Round trip is about 12.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
H-street and I-805 has some cool little trails with teeter totter, bridges, and fast down hill sections. Park at the Home Depot.



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