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    Southern California Trailhead Map

    Hey folks, I posted this on STR as well, but don't know how many go between both sites. Anyway, the more the merrier.

    I was looking for a map of all of the local trailheads so I could get a better idea of where they are. I've searched 3 different MTB sites and couldn't find one so decided to make one. I've used www.mountainbikebill.com to locate the trailheads on the map and marked them, along wit adding links back to MBB's write ups and info.

    I've only filled in the San Diego area so far but i plan to keep working on it. The Map is set up a public and anyone can edit it. So if you'd like to contribute, please do. If I find it becomes vandalized or inaccurate I can always specify delegates for editing.

    Click on the image and it will take you to the map.

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    Looking good! It's about time someone did that.
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    Dave, great job!
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    thanks guys, the folks of at STR have alrady filled in a bunch of the north county spots and some down in chula vista...

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    That's great! Thanks!

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    Dave,

    Great work! BUT.....you missed what is probably one of the busiest trail heads. The parking area at the very east end of West Hills High School on Mast Blvd in Santee. There are prob OVER 100 riders on weekend days that start and end their ride there. It's the un-official south entrance to Sycamore Canyon trail network. On second thought....since it is not "official", best to keep it off the map........
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    Only San Diego? BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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    haha, if you have a look at it... there has already been a bunch more added further north

    edit: I updated the pic to reflect the updates on the map
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    Nice work.

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    Great idea. Added some myself....

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    Man, this is pretty awesome. Just now I was trying to figure out how to get to San Juan and now I know. Sweeet.

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    Thank you.... Thank you.... Thank you... Thank you.... Thank you.... Thank you... Thank you.... Thank you.... Thank you... Thank you.... Thank you.... Thank you...
    This should be a sticky or something. Let's keep this up, I'll see what I can contribute that is missing.

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    Great idea, I will add trails in the conejo valley and agoura hills/calabasas area. this user generated content will spread like a wildfire!

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    Thanks for all the adds guys, hopefully the nor-cal folks will start adding spots to the map as well. Its always nice to know where the trails are if you are traveling away from home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMW
    Thanks for all the adds guys, hopefully the nor-cal folks will start adding spots to the map as well. Its always nice to know where the trails are if you are traveling away from home.
    This thing could spread all over the US. Great idea!

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    Any Chance this could be made as a sticky? I think It will help a lot of folks out.

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    How the heck do you edit map? Would add stuff but dont know how.

    Also is there any reason this cannot be cross posted to every regional or state forum?

    The idea of a national or worldwide map with trailheads and info listed on it by riders is staggering. Thanks a million DaveMW.

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    Awesome. Huge thanks!

    I loaded into Google Earth and noticed there are already a few additions up north.

    It would be cool if every geographic forum on MTBR had this same type of thread posted as a sticky. Then when someone is going there they wouldn't have to post the "Coming to your town, where should I ride?" thread that comes up daily. They would just have to load the maps into Google Earth and it's all there.

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    Okie Dokie, You need to have a google log in or a gmail account to be able to edit the map. Once you have that you should be able to see the edit button on the left side of the screen.

    I would definitely like to post this in all the regional forums but hate to step on any toes by "spamming" the site.

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    It might be hard to manage and ensure quality/accuracy if one "map" was created incorporating all geographies. I was thinking more of just the other areas following your lead and creating their own maps.

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    One more question, how do i enter a link, other than just copy and pasting the http address? I know there are a lot of mountain bike bill links. how do I get it to display just the website name, instead of that long web address?

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    You need to select rich text button, then highlight the words you want to make a link and click the little chain link icon under the word "rich text"

    Thanks!

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    Great Idea!

    I added a marker for the Backbone Trailhead in Santa Monica and put a link to the map on my blog. Too bad only a few people read it.

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    Great Blog Mark... I've got it bookmarked now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMW
    Great Blog Mark... I've got it bookmarked now!
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    I just added a bunch around the SF Valley and areas... great idea and a great resource!
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    Sticky

    I know this has been suggested, but can this be made into a sticky post? Or, if not, why not?

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    AWESOME!!!!!!!

    STICKY THIS NOW!!

    I was new to socal, wish I had this months ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMW
    I was looking for a map of all of the local trailheads so I could get a better idea of where they are. I've searched 3 different MTB sites and couldn't find one so decided to make one. I've used www.mountainbikebill.com to locate the trailheads on the map and marked them, along wit adding links back to MBB's write ups and info.

    Thanks a bunch for putting this together and letting me embed the map in my site. It is one of those things I have been wanting to add to the site for a long time now and never got around to it.

    -Bill

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    wow thanks for the great healp everyone, there is now 5 pages of trailheads, some even in NV and CO

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    DaveMW, you don't mind if I post some of these rides on WhereWeRide.com, do you? This site allows you to draw the ride route, leave reviews, upload images, and upload maps.

    I don't know why it is always so hard to find overview maps of trailheads. It really helps me see what is where, especially when I am traveling somewhere new.

    Great work, looks awesome!

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    please feel free to post it where ever you'd like... It was made to be shared and worked on by everyone.

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    Thanks Dave, I just posted some rides in AZ.

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    Hope you don't mind

    Dave this is great!! I hope you don't mind, but I posted it on actionsportstrader.com for the users there to see.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMW
    Hey folks, I posted this on STR as well, but don't know how many go between both sites. Anyway, the more the merrier.

    I was looking for a map of all of the local trailheads so I could get a better idea of where they are. I've searched 3 different MTB sites and couldn't find one so decided to make one. I've used www.mountainbikebill.com to locate the trailheads on the map and marked them, along wit adding links back to MBB's write ups and info.

    I've only filled in the San Diego area so far but i plan to keep working on it. The Map is set up a public and anyone can edit it. So if you'd like to contribute, please do. If I find it becomes vandalized or inaccurate I can always specify delegates for editing.

    Click on the image and it will take you to the map.
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    sticky please

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    post it where ever you like... its built to be shared.

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    Once again........GREAT WORK!

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    What about brown/el prieto in la canada?

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    I really should know this, but how does one add a placemarker to the map? I've got a few to add.
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    Thank goodness my trails in east county are not on this thing. i only have 2 or 3 left that aren't yet completely overrun with riders.

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    great idea.

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    So how do you add this to Google Earth?

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    wow, this still hasn't been added as a Sticky, c'mon!

    By the way, I'm glad to see the map is still growing! I'm now living in denver and considering putting one together for Colorado as well...

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