Featured Ride: Cuyamaca to Noble Canyon – IMBA Epic

In: FEATURED RIDES By: Justin Steiner On: November 25, 2015

A little over an hour out of San Diego, the Cuyamaca to Noble Canyon IMBA Epic makes an awesome winter destination.

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Just an hour and a half drive northeast of San Diego you’ll find the gold rush town of Julian, and just a few miles south of that former boom town, you’ll find the trailhead for the Cuyamaca to Noble Canyon IMBA Epic.

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This 29-mile ride descends and ascends 3,800 feet of elevation as it traverses as mix of fire roads and singletrack (70 percent). James Murren wrote eloquently of his outing on this Epic and other nearby trails in Issue #182.

“Noble is no joke. It is big and remote, with ample opportunity to crash and burn the ego.”

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Be sure to plan your visit appropriately. You might find some snow at the higher elevations during winter months. In the summer months, expect hot temps regardless of elevation.

Check out all the ride details on MTB Project prior to visiting, and consider supporting the San Diego Mountain Biking Association after your ride.

Photo courtesy of MTB Project.


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