San Clemente singletracks are very popular with cyclists both new and experienced. If you are a rider who only likes to take adventures on singletracks, San Clemente is as much of a singletrack as you can get.
This bike trail has plenty of fun and fantastic features that make the riding experience unique. Experience riding through both tall trees and plenty of brush and in the cooler months, cross 3 creeks. Read our review of this route for more details !
Start your ride by heading through Rose Canyon with a paved bike path. As you get further into the trail, you will head into and through the San Clemente Canyon. When you get about a mile into the ride, there will be a dirt path that opens to your right where the dirt only pauses when you cross the highway bridge.
From there, it’s a wide dirt path that narrows into a singletrack where you will eventually come to your first creek crossing. When you get through the entire trail, you will end up at the east end of the San Clemente Canyon. As this is a singletrack, there is no loop. Once you get to the end it’s time to turn around and head back.
However, a super fun feature we must mention is that when you reach the end of the trail, you will come up to the Karl Strauss Brewery which gives free tastings after a ride! What a great way to prepare yourself for the ride back.
The difficulty of this singletrack is advanced with quick turns and plenty of obstacles along your way. There are so many different paths that have been listed by the park officials and those created by local cyclists. It’s easy to get turned around along the various paths which is why we recommend having a map.
The challenges faced by the San Clemente singletracks are worth it when you see the amazing sights. Head through large trees, brush, and cross several creeks when you head through these singletracks.
We have a collection of recommendations to make your ride easier and smoother.
First, be aware of poison ivy. There is plenty of this plant along the tracks that you must watch out for and avoid. Before starting on San Clemente singletracks, make sure that you are aware of what poison ivy looks like and where it is most common to be seen.
If you ride during the summer, be aware that the creeks won’t have any water in them. The water has instead dried out due to the bright and hot sun which can make checkpoints complicated.
Finally, make sure to bring water and sunscreen. Keep yourself protected against the sun and stay hydrated as this ride will take a few hours to complete.
This singletrack can prove to be challenging, but you can enjoy interesting views at any time of the year. If you take into account our advice and recommendations, then do not hesitate to find yourself in this interesting place.