Thanks to my buddy (and North County native) Derek, I now have a great network of local trails to ride.
Ranch LaCosta, just east of Encinitas and all of about 15 minutes from home.
Rode it Saturday morning - good, rugged, true mountain biking. No true "epic rides", but nice singletrack and several options both up and down Denk Mountain. Next time I'll bring my camera.
We spent a good chunk of the afternoon at the beach. No wonder everyone out here seems to be in a good mood all the time.