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Jumping Mouse Trail of Greer Ranch - Mountain Biking Murrieta, California

The back valley of the Greer Ranch Trail System has a nice loop with some alternate options in the form of motorbike trails and offshoot jumps and old trails. The newest trail still under construction has the formed jumps and and rough awesome ride through the creek gully at the end to add to the fun of a more full-feature loop of all the trails. Ride the road up by the iconic stone house featured in a YT video and enjoy from there. ...  
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Insidious MD Trail of Greer Ranch - Mountain Biking Murrieta, California

Insidious MD is vicious, body armor savagery that is the most advanced trail in the Greer Ranch System. See how they all fit together on our EnterActive Map. It is accessed from the climb toward Distortion Trail. At the last intersection before the ridge, continue straight to go to the Revolution Trail which drops off the backside and then Insidious shortly after that. There is a new section at the bottom of Insidious that adds to the savagery. ...  
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Distortion Trail of Greer Ranch - Mountian Biking Murrieta, California

Distortion is a great trail that sweeps through berms and gullies with some fun jumps and well built corners. It is a less technical but longer descent compared to the others of Greer Ranch. The trail is accessed by a longish but gentle, meandering climb off the main road that crosses Distortion once, effectively making the entire loop a figure-8. As you near the ridge, make sure to take the left to go to the top of Distortion. Straight takes you to Insidious and Revolution. ...  
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X Trail - Mountain Biking Temecula, California

Tucked in the shrubs along the hillside above Temecula and Murrieta, this trail offers some cross country riding for a quick workout and skill shake-out. The ride contours along the draws of the mountain for a good workout and some bike balancing as it winds through some tight brush. You can finish it on the southeast end with a fun downhill. It is in a convenient location for lunch or evening rides for the residents in this area of SoCal. Right now it is mainly an out-and-back as shown on this map, but there is a way to take it as a one way from the top on Eagle's Nest (not shown on this track). More trail is being built currently, presumably to make a loop. If you're not riding to the trail, you can park streetside on the numerous roads in this industrial area...  
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Greer Ranch Mountain Bike Trails - Murrieta, California

Greer Ranch (a.k.a. The Nursery or The Farm) is a well built series downhill trails that offers some easy access and easy climbing for redonkulous descending mountain bike action. The trails have awesome berms and jumps with the bonus of the hospital only a stone's throw away. You can stack several loops for really fun riding in this area. There is some good signage on the trails, with wicked artwork for the trail name signs. There is no signage at the trailhead though. Simply ride up the road from the parking and you can access the trails off of that road. The 215 Enduro Trail is featured here as a building block original downhill trail in the system. The Electrify Trail climb can be used to get to the top and ride 215 Enduro or Monk Dawg...  
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Badwater to Whitney Portal

Ride the infamous Badwater Ultramarathon course. It's brutal on a bike too, you just get the pain over with sooner. The concept is simple, you start at the lowest point in the North America at 282 feet below sea level. It so happens to also be the hottest point on Earth. Then you travel across the desert for 135 miles and arrive at Whitney Portal at 8,262 feet elevation, which so happens to be the start of the hiking trail that leads up to the tallest point in the lower 48. To pour salt into your wounds, the route throws a teaser at you by climbing 5050 ft. up Towne Pass, only to drop you down the other side losing 3300 feet of you work before immediately starting yet another climb over a pass...  
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Onion Valley Climb

The paved climb to Onion Valley Campground is one of three brutal road climbs outside of Lone Pine, California. The gradient is rather steady and steep, with some beautiful switchbacks that make for beautiful photography that would make Ansel proud, if you frame it right. From the valley floor off Hwy 395 in Independence, the climb starts immediately. It is optically deceiving, but before hitting the base of the mountain you have already knocked off a huge chunk of the climb, then the switchbacks start. Enjoy from there, the fun stops where the road terminates at the campground. ...  
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