I miss the old Ridge Trail in San Luis Obispo. Horses jacked up the trail and the good ole environmental wackos blamed the Mountain Bikers of course and it got re routed. This footage is from the old and better "Ridge Trail", not the new "Hazard Peak Trail". Don't get me wrong the new trail is ok, but the old one was just so much fun. Filmed on a dusty summer/fall day back in September of 2005.
Ridge Trail. Some call it that, some call it by other names. All in all a really good trail from beginner to advanced riders. It has just about everything. Green type fun flowy singletrack to a bit more blue/black rock sections, etc. There are re routed sections if you don't want to ride certain parts. It has some rocky lava sections in the beginning, but then gets really flowy and fun. Then traverses and gets even more flowy which most trails up here sort of lack (IMO). This can be a shuttle ride as well as a decent climb ride. This is usually the trail i like to take my family on or friends's families on. Kids can ride it and walk certain sections if they want. I think mostly everyone agrees that it is just a decent trail overall. I think it gets a lot of traffic, but MTB'ers definitely take care of it (like most trails up here) and keep up on the maintenance. It sucks when people like hikers or horse riders think MTBers are destroying trails, etc, but yet they don't even help on ANY of the maintenance on the trails. Anyways... get out and ride it if you can. Good trail.
Southfork Trail is just that. A singletrack trail that follows the Southfork river. Just a good all around trail for just about anyone. My 8 year old rode it when he was 6 years old. But that doesn't mean that anyone can ride it cause he is a pretty crazy 8 year old. Roughly 4 miles up and about 4 down. Off and on pedalling here and there. But it has some fun singletrack, some fun roller coaster type singletrack, some technical stuff and some relatively fast sections. Great scenery along the river and if you ever wanted to go fishing, there are some great spots to fish along the way. This video was done in 2010, but we seem to ride this trail regularly cause it is close and you can bring the kids or the dog or whatever. But don't get me wrong, it is not a flat trail. I would say a green/blue type rating for this trail (compared to most of the trails up here).
Fun out and back ride. 8 miles total i think. I think my best time was just over 50 minutes from start to finish.
What needs to be said about this trail that hasn't been said before. Just plain fun from top to bottom. Overall a decently used trail but still so much fun. It has the technical slow stuff, the fast stuff, drops, small jumps, and just about everything in between. One of the first trails i ever rode up here and still so much fun to this day. Even with all the other trails, still a great trail.
I usually make some trips down to San Luis Obispo which is my old stomping grounds. My family still lives down there so i try and get out with my brother Marc and do some riding. The stuff i ride by my house is so technical and slow and then there is Morning Glory which you just fly down. You definitely don't want to slam going that fast. Sometimes i miss it down there, but then i come back up to ride the stuff at my house and then i think otherwise.
But definitely a fun set of trails down in that area on the Cuesta Grade.
Fun times with my bro.