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Canyon Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.7 (6)

Easy, entry-level trail for first timers and kids.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Doubletrack

1,893' 577 m

High

1,536' 468 m

Low

428' 130 m

Up

73' 22 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

New riders will love the Canyon Trail at Placerita Canyon. The trail is 2 miles long and climbs just over 400 feet from start to finish. There is nothing technical and the average grade is low (around 3-4%). This is great for first time riders to get a feel for riding on the dirt, some climbing, and descending without any intimidating or sketchy sections. Plus, most of the trail is shaded and there's even a bubbling tar pit at the top of the longest climb to check out if you need a break.

This trail was closed to mountain bikers for almost two years but was re-opened to cyclist in 2013 after some additions were made to slow riders down. These additions are fences that force riders to do an S-turn to get through them, and there are lots of them. If you are an advanced rider this may be frustrating. That said, if you're an advanced rider there are many other trails in the area that would suit you much better. However, this is a nice option to stay off the road for a few miles after finishing Los Pinetos.

There a plenty of hikers out and about, especially on weekends. Be careful and keep your speed in check so they don't close this one down again.

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Justin Terry

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  3.7 from 6 votes

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Dec 28, 2021
Jim Fraley
Jul 4, 2021
Juan Serrano
Jul 23, 2015
Jason Sams
Apr 6, 2015
Tony Perry
4.2mi — 0h 40m
Mar 9, 2015
Ken Raleigh
Oct 19, 2014
Rob Kemp
Aug 19, 2014
Justin Terry
4.4mi