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Average Rating:    (3.71 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 14

Lots of single track. A few technical spots, a bit of fire road. You can take differen turns and really choose how you want to ride the area. You're always on the UCSD campus though so you can always get out.
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Latitude
32.88650675152939
Longitude
-117.23339080810547
Trail Directions
Exit Genesee from I-5, go west. Turn left onto North Torrey Pines Road. First left, follow road down, around fields.Trail on your left. Park ahead.
Trail Length
Varied, loop with different options
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
La Jolla
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Review Date
June 19, 2013

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Timothy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The only advantage to this trail is that it is next to UCSD and if you live close a plus. If you have to drive to it I would recommend PQ and the tunnels instead. I went to UCSD and only rode this trial twice. Trail ungulates through euc's some steeper stuff and more single track on the north side, but you can ride every knock and cranny of the place in 15 minutes, so great for first time riders.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tunnels, Daily Ranch,



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Review Date
January 28, 2008

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: tiniweenie06 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This trail is pretty awesome and good to work on techniques. If you are looking for a long and hard ride, this isn't it. However, it is right next to UCSD and civilization, and it is very fun. I currently go to school at UCSD and am still in the process of discovering all the different routes throughout the trail. My friend am I are currently attempting to make the trail more interesting by building little jumps and attempting to build berms where they need to be, however, we are still amateurs and aren't too sure how to build trails completely. It would be nice if more people came and helped maintain/build more awesome trails. There is an awesome singletrack with winding turns for awhile. a couple good downhills, and also a part with bridges and a ladder bridge. I will try to explain in the recommended route. the loop is approximately 2-3 miles depending on which way you take, and i would say looping it 2-3 times is good before it gets too repetitive. Oh, beware of "campers" i must say, i never seen the "camper", but i have definitely ran into his home when trying to discover new trails.

Recommended Route:
in the middle of the campus loop. (lower marshall apartments) for those that know. there's the 4 way stop sign. start there, there's a little drop in, and hang left, continue riding until you see a fork, hang left again and continue going straight on this path, you will encounter two jumps (if they are still there) and you'd hit a quick winding part, and then you'll hit gennesse. Now you have two options:

if you go left, and follow a little trail to the left that hides itself so pay attention, you'd hit a singletrack right next to a road on campus loop, you will come across a bridge and also a ladder bridge and some cool singletrack.

if you go right, follow the trail by hanging right, once you've headed straight forawhile, there are trailheads on the left side. the first one you encounter will lead to a downhill, hard to go fast down b/c of turns and cacti, and you'd cross two bridges but most likely would have to walk up a big uphill. then in front of you will lead to a sick single track. follow single track and you'd hit a t-bone, go right, and then turn left, you'll overlook gennesse and you can again either go left or right. sick trails either way. definitely a fun ride.



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Review Date
January 4, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: no_skillz ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Many many sections of short singletrack connected to a larger doubletrack/running course. There is one OK downhill and a few genuinely enjoyable sections of twisty singletrack. You will definately have to look for this stuff as it isn't apparent. Keep a sharp eye and follow all of the bare tracks off of the running course. Watch out for "campers".
None of it is very technical. Runs are short.

My favorite sections are the run just adjacent and parallel to the RIMAC gym/field (at speed) and the entire course (not the doubletrack) parallel to Gennessee (especially the section with two bridges despite its brevity).

Two hours of riding tops. You won't improve technique here unless you session one or two things you are having difficulty with over and over and faster and faster.

Recommended Route:
Bike onto campus or fell the wrath of UCSD parking.



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Review Date
May 17, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Aaron , from San Diego

Summary:
Park by the red running track and go north until you get to gennesee rd, take a right through some mulching a bam your in the woods. start off by vearing right on the main trail then vear off to the left on a singletrack, work your way around right as soon as you can see the library it is full of fun and fast shoots then a brief uphill to the main path take that back towards the begging and hit it again only faster.

Recommended Route:
CLockwise route

Other recommended trails in the same area:
lots of different paths if you see the big dip close to gennesee turn around it blows to walk down or ride down and even worse to walk up.



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Review Date
January 20, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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1.00 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Dave , from Encinitas

Summary:
Boring, boring, boring. Short, small, nothing technical--and anyone who thinks it is needs to go do some real riding. Boring, short, easy climbs. It's middle-ring all the way. I took my beginner girlfriend here, and she thought it sucked. If you want to have fun here, go trail running on the par course. For biking, it might be fun if you're a total beginner on a cx bike. One star--only because you can't give it two.

Recommended Route:
None, because it sucks.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Noble, Cuyamaca, Flightline



Comments
tfinator (06/09/2009)
i feel like either you didnt explore enough or you are dating gary fisher. if you stuck to the double track and the running trail then of course you'd be bored. but there are so many small hidden trails here it takes some time to find them. maybe it is worth a second look, especially after the reviews everybody else is giving it.
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