Noble Canyon


Noble Canyon - Cleveland National Forest  (10 mi single track, mostly intermediate with some sustained expert sections)

Noble Canyon is a premier downhill ride in San Diego County.  Don’t be fooled though, there is some climbing to be done at the outset/northern terminus and on the way down. Officially designated as a National Recreation Trail, it is 10 miles in length and is home to six different ecosystems.  Fast and smooth, chunky and technical, a little precipitous in some spots, Noble has everything you’d want in a spectacularly beautiful backcountry ride.  There are several ways to do Noble:  loop it from Pine Valley, shuttle it, or make it part of a longer ride from Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. 

It can get very hot in the summer and weather can change quickly in the winter.  Check weather conditions and be prepared.

Adventure Passes:
You will need an Adventure Pass for the lower trailhead in Pine Valley. 
You do not need an Adventure Pass to park at Penny Pines.  

Adventure Pass Information: Certain staging and parking areas require an Adventure Pass.
People who have the annual national parks pass (America the Beautiful pass) can use that in lieu of an Adventure Pass. More info at:

Passes are now available online!!
Options for purchase:  
BUY printable day pass  $5
BUY annual pass sent via mail  $30 (second car pass only $5 additional - share with a friend!)
City and local forest vendors

You can also access the trails from the Mount Laguna Campground or Burnt Rancheria Campground.  You don’t need the pass if you are camping.
Camping Reservations in Laguna Mt.

Ebikes are not permitted on USFS non-motorized trails. 
Bicycles are prohibited on the Pacific Crest Trail.  

USFS Cleveland National Forest Laguna Mt. Website 
The Ultimate Guide to Mount Laguna Outdoor Adventure from Outdoor SoCal

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