Maps & Cue Sheets


Loop 1 Cues. Same as last year except the change from Sunset Trail to Summit Trail at Cowbell Alley

LOOP #1
SPLIT TOTAL
0 0
Apple Canyon road 0.17 0.17
LEFT ON TO HWY 74 0.9 1.07
RIGHT ON TO Forest Road 6S13 1.62 2.69
RIGHT turn at intersection. IMMEDIATELY AFTER CATTLEGUARD 4.6 7.29
RIGHT at fork over cattleguard, resume climbing 0.8 8.09
CORRAL,WATERTANK 5.2 13.29
SUMMIT begin descent. Fast stuff. 1 14.29
First house on left, stay on main road. 8.4 22.69
Cranston Ranger Station…PUBLIC WATER STOP..take HWY 74 E (uphill) 2.1 24.79
(NO SHOULDER, HIGHWAY DRIVERS PROCEED WITH CAUTION)
Left on to FS ROAD 5S06…Pass gate and start climbing 2.6 27.39
Oak stand, Halfway Springs….KEEP A CLIMBIN’ 2.9 30.29
Stay LEFT on main road 1.5 31.79
STAY STRAIGHT 0.6 32.39
pass through gate….STAY RIGHT on 5S06 0.2 32.59
veer RIGHT 0.6 33.19
bear LEFT toward asphalt…follow main road to town (TOLLGATE) 0.3 33.49
HWY 243 turn LEFT toward IDYLLWILD 1.9 35.39
RIGHT on Saunders Meadow road toward Astrocamp 0.1 35.49
RESUPPLY OPPORTUNITY head to town, rejoin route in same place
passing PINE st. on left, Saunders Meadow road curves right. 0.9 36.39
LEFT on Cowbell Alley 0.3 36.69
pavement turns to dirt. Take IMMEDIATE singletrack on LEFT (Summit Trail) 0.4 36.89
Arrive at May Valley road summit/saddle. Descend 1 grade down May Valley road.
RIGHT on Log Pile Trail singletrack. (look for landing in S TURN) 0.6 38.29
STAY RIGHT 0.6 38.89
LEFT merger on to Lower South Ridge Trail. 0.4 39.29
RIGHT onto May Valley road 0.3 39.59
RIGHT onto double track. Immediate RIGHT on to Bonita Vista trail 0.1 39.69
Roman Highway 1.2 40.89
QUICK LEFT and IMMEDIATE RIGHT on to Meadow Trail 0.2 41.09
Left on to May Valley Road 0.5 41.59
RIGHT at Oak Tree.. Then LEFT on to Coffee Pot Trail 0.3 41.89
200 yards… INTERSECTION stay LEFT do not go down Exfoliator 0.1 41.99
IF YOU ARE DESCENDING you are WRONG!!
Right on to Bonita Vista Rd 0.7 42.69
Stay on road past trails 0.5 43.19
Stay on road past trails 0.1 43.29
STREAM CROSSING  Hurkey Creek 0.2 43.49
RIGHT on to SINGLETRACK 100yards past creek crossing (Missing Link Trail) 0.1 43.59
trail splits left or right… take your pick 1.1 44.69
LEFT on to 24 hour course. Rage Through the Sage. Have FUN! 0.4 45.09
YELLOW POST SITE #3   FIRST LOOP COMPLETE 2 47.09
TOTAL 47.09

Loop 2 Cues

LOOP #2
SPLIT TOTAL
0
Apple Canyon road 0.17 0.17
LEFT on HWY 74 (view of Garner Valley) 0.9 1.07
Optional RESUPPLY Lake Hemet Market 0.58 1.65
COWPIE Spring on RIGHT immediately after 3rd bridge 0.56 2.21
RIGHT 6S13 then immediate LEFT through gate on to “Powerline Trail” (Close gate behind you) 0.48 2.69
STRAIGHT as road goes right 1.4 4.09
pass behind Caltrans storage yard
S-BEND in road LEFT TURN inside bend (user made singletrack descent to HWY) 0.4 4.49
Descend through meadow toward highway 0.2 4.69
Proceed through gate across HIGHWAY to Fobes Ranch rd
Climb. UP. Fobes Ranch road
CROSS cattleguard… bear RIGHT toward gate. Start Wagon Wheel doubletrack 2.2 6.89
RIGHT turn on to Morris Creek trail. Very rough trail 1.73 8.62
ENTER SMALL WASH…STAY RIGHT..TRAIL ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE WASH 0.31 8.93
CROSSING SMALL WASH….NOW ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE WASH 0.17 9.1
Indian Rock on right… arch site 0.31 9.41
Forest Service gate… the gnar continues 0.24 9.65
MERGE on to double track 0.4 10.05
STAY LEFT……tee onto other doubletrack 0.32 10.37
STAY LEFT……tee onto other doubletrack 0.22 10.59
Go through gate 0.18 10.77
RIGHT on to Morris Ranch raod 1.5 12.27
LEFT ONTO HWY 74 0.3 12.57
RIGHT on FS 6S13 TOWARDS THOMAS MTN (PYRAMID PEAK ROAD) 1 13.57
LEFT on Hop Patch Spring Road 0.3 13.87
PAVEMENT ENDS follow signs to Thomas Mtn 0.9 14.77
Speed of Light Reflector on left. Anza Valley view below 1.2 15.97
cattleguard 2.6 18.57
FS  Campground. Pit toilets here 1.8 20.37
RIGHT at pit toilets. DESCEND doubletrack
road ENDS at Tool Box Spring (unreliable water) 0.3 20.67
Continue between rocks at end of road. Start Ramona Trail singletrack
FOLLOW main trail.
RAMONA TRAIL SIGN…stay STRAIGHT and GIDDY UP. 0.1 20.77
LEFT on to POWERLINE trail. 100 yards BEFORE trailhead. DO NOT ride HIGHWAY 3.6 24.37
Go through gate (close behind you) proceed to HWY 74 West 3 27.37
Cowpie Spring, Lake Hemet Market on RIGHT.
RIGHT Apple Canyon Road 1.62 28.99
LEFT at Yellow Post marker 0.9 29.89
SIGN TIME LOG….eat, drink, and be merry! 0.17 30.06
TOTAL 30.06
Advertisements

Guy Sutton was gracious enough to share this with us. 

Check this link for Loop 1 info.

Besides bearing evidence of Guy’s superhuman badassery, this link can help provide you with some more course insight*, including a GPS’d route of the tricker singletrack sections in May Valley.
Use it for good, not evil.

*note: this track shows some minor detours, such as an optional jaunt into Idyllwild for refreshment. As a reminder, detours to public places are fair game, but you’ll have to ride every bit of the Enduro route to complete it. ie, go to the grocery store and rejoin the route at the same intersection you departed from.

Dig?

 

We’re unofficially pre-riding Loop 2 Saturday, October 1st. 

Meet at Hub Cyclery at 8am Saturday. Come prepared to ride Loop 2 plus a bit of May Valley trails between the shop and Garner Valley. Social pace.

 

Be advised: Morris Creek singletrack is the roughest trail on the course. Some of the roughest trail near Idyllwild for that matter.

Also, in case you’re still not clear on this trail’s context within the main maps, follow the candy trail:

We had a question this morning to clarify the  Loop 2 Addendum:

If you zoom out a bit, or pan the map to the northwest, you’ll see a pin. This corresponds to the start of the Wagon Wheel section, marked on your cues. The second pin marks the start of the Morris Creek singletrack.

If you’re not familiar with Google Maps, fiddle with it a bit and check out the map in different views. Satellite and “terrain” (under “more” in the map section) can be very helpful.

The cues are written for a zero mileage point at the start of 6S13… though we’re actually riding a bit before we arrive at it, this highway mileage isn’t reflected on the cues.

Zero your computer at 6s13 and you will match the cues.

We have the course broken down into two loops

… which total about 70 miles, 11,000 ft of climbing.

The first loop leaves from the Lake Hemet Campground at O-Dark Thirty on race day… probably with a neutral rollout to first dirt, about a mile away. From there, you’ll climb a good portion of Thomas Mountain and start your sufferfest. The loop features jaw-dropping views & fast descending on Rouse Ridge, and a long, satisfying climb up to Idyllwild.

Loop one works out to about 48 miles.

Loop 1 ends with some of our best singletrack, in May Valley. Most of the area’s mtb visitors miss this good stuff when they ride the 24 hour course… Ride the local good stuff.

(the stash trails you see on locals’ blogs)

TOPO! San Diego and Surrounding Recreational Areas - LOOP2.TPO

Loop 2

Upon return from loop 1, you will have the option to proceed on the full route, which tours ranch land and climbs through chaparral up to the pines of Thomas Mountain. At the high point of your climb you’ll turn on to Ramona Trail for a perma-grin descent on technical singletrack.

TOPO! San Diego and Surrounding Recreational Areas - LOOP2.TPO

More to come:

We are finalizing a highly detailed set of cue sheets, which will be available soon. Also, we’ll be hosting a large digital file of both map segments to print at home.

RSVP: we’re going to ask all participants/attendees to RSVP for the ride. Details to follow.