December 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm #114853
Hello I hope you are well!
I moved to Los Angeles. I really don’t like the straight up then straight down trails, which seem to be so common around here,and I don’t like fire road but if it’s some that’s okay. I prefer loop and a distance of around 3-6 miles.I like twists and turns and wavy trail (small hills) and not totally flat but with some elevation gain that’s spread out and not just in one spot. Basically, a fun singletrack that isn’t too easy and isn’t too deadly.
I’m depressed since leaving behind my favorite trail in Arkansas, called fossil flats! so if you can help me, you are saving my life 😀
thank youDecember 23, 2012 at 11:12 am #114854
Hey man, i spent several weeks riding in the LA area, and I feel you–I really didn’t like most of the trails. However, there are a few good trails out there and here’s one that meets your description and that I really enjoyed: El Prieto http://www.singletracks.com/bike-trails/el-prieto.html
Be sure to read my description, check out the photos, and the GPS file. But basically it’s a great singletrack loop with a little paved/gravel connector to get to it. There’s a pretty big climb in it, but it’s all rideable. I definitely recommend checking it out!December 24, 2012 at 9:11 am #114855
I’m surprised to hear that SoCo is not chalked full of great riding. The Santa Monica mountains thru Topanga Canyon just seem made for it. Not to mention all the other canyons from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Never rode out their, but it has some of the best climbing and would have thought some of those same areas would go hand in hand. What about Joshua Tree?December 24, 2012 at 10:08 am #114856"Gdb49" wrote
I’m surprised to hear that SoCo is not chalked full of great riding. The Santa Monica mountains thru Topanga Canyon just seem made for it. Not to mention all the other canyons from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Never rode out their, but it has some of the best climbing and would have thought some of those same areas would go hand in hand. What about Joshua Tree?
They have tons of trails, but many of them are off-limits to mountain bikes and many of the ones that are are OK… but not great.
Joshua Tree is a national park so no riding there.December 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm #114857
Not sure where you live in LA but if your willing to Drive to Orange County just a short put up the 5 fwy you might try Whiting ranch. Its in foothill ranch. Great ride going to take my brother in law and nephew this saturday they live in Albuquerque NM. If you feeling up to it you can do whiting to the luge a bit more than the 5 to 6 miles you wrote of. Happy trails.December 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm #114858
wow thanks everyone! I’ll try those out and keep lookin’ 😃January 15, 2013 at 1:53 pm #114859
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