Bicycle Rides Near Fallbrook, CA: Local Rides

These rides are ordered by increasing total elapsed time from beginning to end, which is also roughly in order of toughness. All the bike rides start at my house, 1802 Acacia Lane, 1 minute from the Alta Vista Drive intersection. Hence all descriptions start with going "North" or "South" on Alta Vista Dr.

You of course can start the loop at any point. If you are fanatical about following the explicit directions given, you are welcome to park anyplace on Acacia Lane.

All of the loop trips are equally enjoyable to do in the opposite direction, although the hills may make the ride quite different.

The six major hills in Fallbrook are explicitly given in The Fallbrook, CA Guacamole Grande.

Total Elapsed Time
(HH:MM)
Total MilesNameDescription
1:0612.6Olive Hill LoopN on Alta Vista, E on Winterwarm, W on Winterhaven, N on S. Mission, S on Olive Hill, E on SR76, N on S. Mission, E on Via Monserate, N on Palomar, N on Alta Vista.
1:1811.7Live Oak Park Rd.N on Alta Vista, E on Winterwarm, W on Winterhaven, N on Green Canyon, E. on Reche, N on Live Oak Park, return same way.
1:1813.1Live Oak Park Rd., Hamilton LoopN on Alta Vista, E on Winterwarm, W on Winterhaven, N on Green Canyon, E. on Reche, N. on Live Oak Park, W on E. Mission, S on Hamilton, E on Gum Tree, S on Live Oak Park, W on Reche, S on Green Canyon, W on Winterhaven, N on Alta Vista.
1:4316.2Sleeping Indian, Morro HillsN on Alta Vista, E on Winterwarm, W on Winterhaven, N on S. Mission, S on Olive Hill, E on Burma, S on Sleeping Indian, E on Morro Hills, S on Olive Hill, E on SR76, N on S. Mission, E on Via Monserate, N on Palomar, N on Alta Vista.
1:4616.1Live Oak Rd., Yucca, Ranger RoadN on Alta Vista, E on Winterwarm, W on Winterhaven, N on Green Canyon, E. on Reche, N. on Live Oak Park, E on E. Mission, S on Yucca, Return to Mission, E on E. Mission, S on Ranger Rd., W on Reche, S on Green Canyon, W. on Winterhaven, S on Alta Vista.
1:4919.4North River Road, Sleeping IndianN on Alta Vista, E on Winterwarm, W on Winterhaven, N on S. Mission, S on Olive Hill, E on Burma, S on Sleeping Indian, E on North River Road, E on SR76, N on Mission, E on Via Monserate, N on Palomar, N on Alta Vista.
1:5622.1Little Gopher, Gopher, 395, Camino Del ReyS on Alta Vista, S on Palomar, W on Via Monserate, S on S. Mission, W on SR76, E on Camino Del Rey, S on Old River Road, E on Little Gopher Canyon, E on Gopher, N on 395, W on Camino Del Rey, E on SR76, N on S. Mission, E on Via Monserate, N on Palomar, N on Alta Vista.
1:5621.8Camino Del Rey, 395, LilacS on Alta Vista, S on Palomar, W on Via Monserate, S on S. Mission, W on SR76, E on Camino Del Rey, N on 395, W on Lilac, W on Camino Del Rey, E on SR76, N on S. Mission, E on Via Monserate, N on Palomar, N on Alta Vista.
2:0422.1Little Gopher, Gopher, 395, LilacS on Alta Vista, S on Palomar, W on Via Monserate, S on S. Mission, W on SR76, E on Camino Del Rey, S on Old River Road, E on Little Gopher Canyon, E on Gopher, N on 395, W on Lilac, W on Camino Del Rey, E on SR76, N on S. Mission, E on Via Monserate, N on Palomar, N on Alta Vista.
2:1220.4Live Oak Rd., 395, Rainbow Valley LoopN on Alta Vista, E on Winterwarm, W on Winterhaven, N on Green Canyon, E. on Reche, N. on Live Oak Park, E on E. Mission, N on 395, E on Rainbow Valley, S on 395, W on E. Mission, S on Live Oak Rd., W on Reche, S on Green Canyon, W. on Winterhaven, S on Alta Vista.
2:2825.5Temecula City LimitsN on Alta Vista, E on Winterwarm, W on Winterhaven, N on Green Canyon, E. on Reche, N. on Live Oak Park, E on E. Mission, N on 395, E on Rainbow Valley, N on 395 to Temecula City Limits sign, return S on 395, W on E. Mission, S on Live Oak Rd., W on Reche, S on Green Canyon, W. on Winterhaven, S on Alta Vista.
2:5330.5Mid-Oceanside TourS on Alta Vista, S on Palomar, W on Via Monserate, S on S. Mission, W on SR76, W on N. River Road, S on Douglas, E on Camino Real turns into Rancho Del Oro, E on Mesa, S on Santa Fe, E on Osborne, N on Vista Way, E on Old River Road, W on Camino Del Rey, E on SR76, N on S. Mission, E on Via Monserate, N on Palomar, N on Alta Vista.
3:0430.0Lilac, Circle R, GopherS on Alta Vista, S on Palomar, W on Via Monserate, S on S. Mission, W on SR76, E on Camino Del Rey, E on Lilac turns into Circle R, S on 395, W on Gopher, N on Vista Way, E on Old River Road, W on Camino Del Rey, E on SR76, N on S. Mission, E on Via Monserate, N on Palomar, N on Alta Vista.
3:1326Rainbow, Rice Canyon, WiltN on Alta Vista, E on Winterwarm, W on Winterhaven, N on Green Canyon, E. on Reche, N. on Live Oak Park, E on E. Mission, N on 395, E on Rainbow Valley, E on 8th St., S on Rice Canyon, W on SR76, N on 395, W on Pala Mesa Dr., N on Wilt, W on Reche, S on Green Canyon, W. on Winterhaven, S on Alta Vista.
3:3736.4Dairy Queen in TemeculaN on Alta Vista, E on Winterwarm, W on Winterhaven, N on Green Canyon, E. on Reche, N. on Live Oak Park, E on E. Mission, N on 395, E on Rainbow Valley, N on 395, W on Pala Rd., W on SR79, N on Front St., N on Jefferson to Dairy Queen just past Winchester. Return same way.
9:19 (includes
pizza and cokes
recovery time after
main Guacamole Grande!)
62.1Guacamole Grande route from my houseRide totals 100 km nearly exactly, and has 5000' elevation gain and loss (as in 1 mile of elevation gain!).

N on Alta Vista, E on Winterwarm, W on Winterhaven, go thru Fallbrook High School to Stagecoach (official Guacamole Grande start).

E on Stagecoach, E on Reche, N on 395, E on Rainbow Valley, E on 8th St., S on Rice Canyon, E on SR76, S on Couser Canyon, S on Lilac, W on W. Lilac, E on Circle R, S on 395, W on Gopher, W on Little Gopher, E on Old River Road, E on Camino Del Rey, N on 395, W on Lilac, W on Camino Del Rey which turns into Olive Hill, N on S. Mission after traversing Olive Hill, end Guacamole Grande at Alvarado St.

S on S. Mission, E. on Winterhaven, stay E. on Winterhaven as Brooke curves away from it, S on Alta Vista. See elevation profile of main Guacamole Grande road, not including the portion to and from my house.

Watch out for the 2 miles of construction on S. Mission between Olive Hill and Peppertree. In fact, I'd recommend skipping that part until the construction is finished.




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